Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 966
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Stargel moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 2983 and 2984
    4  insert:
    5         Section 63. Section 429.241, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         429.241Facilities licensed for flexible beds.—
    8         (1) Beginning January 1, 2014, a facility may apply for a
    9  flexible beds license.
   10         (2)A facility licensed for flexible beds must:
   11         (a) Retain a log listing the names of residents who have
   12  contracted for and are receiving assisted living services in
   13  flexible beds living units, the unit number in which such
   14  residents reside, the date the contract for such services
   15  commenced, the date that services ended in the flexible bed
   16  living unit if applicable, and documentation to demonstrate that
   17  minimum staffing standards are met;
   18         (b) Specify in the flexible bed contract the process that
   19  will be used to determine when a resident is no longer eligible
   20  for services provided through the flexible bed license. Such
   21  contract for services must also outline if the delivery of
   22  services in a flexible beds living unit will be covered under
   23  the existing residency agreement or will require a fee for
   24  service payment; and
   25         (c) Retain flexible bed contracts for five years after such
   26  services end. All other records must be retained for at least
   27  two years from the date of termination of assisted living
   28  services.
   29         (3) Upon request, a facility licensed for flexible beds
   30  shall provide state surveyors with access to the log described
   31  in paragraph (2)(a).State surveyors shall also have access to
   32  independent living units occupied by residents who are receiving
   33  services through the flexible bed license at the time of any
   34  survey. Additionally, state surveyors may interview residents
   35  who have received services through the flexible beds license
   36  since the last biennial survey, but who are no longer receiving
   37  such services.
   38         (4) A flexible bed license does not preclude a resident who
   39  lives in a building that has such a license from obtaining home
   40  health services in accordance with the policies of the facility.
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   43         And the title is amended as follows:
   44         Delete line 266
   45  and insert:
   46         determine penalties and fines; creating s. 429.241,
   47         F.S.; providing that a facility may apply for a
   48         flexible beds license; requiring a facility licensed
   49         for flexible beds to keep a log, specify certain
   50         information in a flexible beds contract, and retain
   51         certain records; requiring a licensed flexible beds
   52         facility to provide state surveyors with access to the
   53         log and certain independent living units; providing
   54         that state surveyors may interview certain residents;
   55         specifying limitations; amending s. 429.26,