Florida Appeals Court Denies Motion to Invalidate Emergency Generator Rule

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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.