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2004 Florida Statutes

Eligibility and priority of admittance.
Section 296.36, Florida Statutes 2004

296.36  Eligibility and priority of admittance.--

(1)  To be eligible for admittance to the home, the person must be a veteran as defined in s. 1.01(14) and must:

(a)  Be in need of nursing home care.

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

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

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

(2)  Admittance priority must be afforded in the following order of priority to an eligible veteran who is in need of nursing home care and who:

(a)  Has a service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or was discharged or released from military service for disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty and the disability is the condition for which nursing home care is needed.

(b)  Has a non-service-connected disability and is unable to defray the expense of nursing home care and so states under oath before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer an oath.

History.--s. 14, ch. 92-80; s. 16, ch. 98-16; s. 2, ch. 2000-282.