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2010 Florida Statutes

F.S. 430.708

Certificate of need.

To ensure that Medicaid community diversion pilot projects result in a reduction in the projected average monthly nursing home caseload, the agency shall, in accordance with the provisions of s. 408.034(5):


Reduce the projected nursing home bed need in each certificate-of-need batching cycle in the community diversion pilot project areas.


Reduce the conditions imposed on existing nursing homes or those to be constructed, in accordance with the number of projected community diversion slots.


Adopt rules to reduce the number of beds in Medicaid-participating nursing homes eligible for Medicaid, through a Medicaid-selective contracting process or some other appropriate method.


Determine the feasibility of increasing the nursing home occupancy threshold used in determining nursing home bed needs under the certificate-of-need process.


s. 8, ch. 97-87; s. 17, ch. 2002-223.