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2004 Florida Statutes

State policy; eligibility requirements.
Section 296.06, Florida Statutes 2004

296.06  State policy; eligibility requirements.--

(1)  It is the policy of the state to admit residents into the home without regard to race, age, sex, creed, religion, national origin, or any other reason that would thereby create a practice of discrimination. However, an applicant's veteran status shall not constitute discrimination.

(2)  To be eligible for residency in the home, a veteran must:

(a)  Have wartime service or peacetime service as defined in ss. 1.01(14) and 296.02

(b)  Have been a resident of the state for 1 year immediately preceding application and be a resident of the state at the time of application.

(c)  Not be mentally ill, habitually inebriated, or addicted to drugs.

(d)  Not owe money to the department for services rendered during any previous stay at a department facility.

(e)  Have applied for all financial assistance reasonably available through governmental sources.

History.--s. 8, ch. 89-168; s. 8, ch. 92-80; s. 4, ch. 98-16; s. 1, ch. 2000-282.