HB 0033

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to administration and management of
3nursing home facilities; amending s. 400.141, F.S.;
4deleting the expiration of an exception to general and
5professional liability insurance coverage requirements for
6licensed nursing home facilities; providing an effective
9Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
11     Section 1.  Subsection (20) of section 400.141, Florida
12Statutes, is amended to read:
13     400.141  Administration and management of nursing home
14facilities.--Every licensed facility shall comply with all
15applicable standards and rules of the agency and shall:
16     (20)  Maintain general and professional liability insurance
17coverage that is in force at all times. In lieu of general and
18professional liability insurance coverage, a state-designated
19teaching nursing home and its affiliated assisted living
20facilities created under s. 430.80 may demonstrate proof of
21financial responsibility as provided in s. 430.80(3)(h); the
22exception provided in this paragraph shall expire July 1, 2005.
24Facilities that have been awarded a Gold Seal under the program
25established in s. 400.235 may develop a plan to provide
26certified nursing assistant training as prescribed by federal
27regulations and state rules and may apply to the agency for
28approval of their program.
29     Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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