Florida Appeals Court Denies Motion to Invalidate Emergency Generator Rule

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On Monday, the AHCA and DOEA filed a new rule language with the Department of State to make the emergency generator rule permanent for nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs).

According to AHCA Secretary Justin Senior, “Our goal with the permanent rule is to safeguard Florida’s most vulnerable populations who reside in nursing homes.”

Additionally, Sec. Senior said the regulation will “provide a safe environment and prevent tragic situations.” He also reiterated that the State government’s goal is “compliance.” He vowed that they will work to “aggressively implement this rule to protect vulnerable Floridians.”

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On the other hand, DOEA Sec. Jeffrey Bragg said, “This permanent rule is aimed at saving lives.”

100 Nursing homes already complied with the rule

Meanwhile, the AHCA said 100 nursing homes already reported compliance with the emergency generator rule as of November 9.  The agency granted some facilities a one-time conditional waiver to provide additional time for the legal permitting and construction process.