Under the rule, nursing homes and ALFs must have sufficient resources to sustain operations. The facilities must have a generator and enough fuel to maintain comfortable temperatures for at least 96 hours after a power outage.
Facilities that fail to comply with the rule by November 15, 2017 will pay a daily penalty of $1,000. They are also subject to possible license revocation.
Gov. Scott ordered the implementation of the rule in September after the nursing home deaths in Broward County.