Florida Senate - 2013                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1482
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/22/2013           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Hays) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 19 - 72
    4  and insert:
    5         (a) The residential use area of the retirement community is
    6  deed-restricted as housing for older persons as defined in s.
    7  760.29(4)(b).
    8         (b) The retirement community is located in a county that
    9  has 25 percent or more of its population age 65 and older.
   10         (c) The retirement community is located in a county that
   11  has a rate of no more than 16.1 beds per thousand persons age 65
   12  years or older. The rate shall be determined by using the
   13  current number of licensed and approved community nursing home
   14  beds in the county per the agency’s most recent published
   15  inventory.
   16         (d) The retirement community has a population of at least
   17  8,000 residents within the county, based on a population data
   18  source accepted by the agency.
   19         (e) The number of proposed community nursing home beds
   20  sought in a request for application of this exemption may not
   21  exceed the projected bed need after applying the rate of 16.1
   22  per 1,000 persons aged 65 years and older projected for the
   23  county three years into the future using the estimates adopted
   24  by the agency, after subtracting the inventory of licensed and
   25  approved community nursing home beds in the county per the
   26  agency’s most recent published inventory.
   27         (f) No more than 120 community nursing home beds may be
   28  approved for a qualified retirement community under each request
   29  for application of this exemption. Subsequent requests may not
   30  occur until this process until 2 years after construction of the
   31  facility has commenced or 1 year after the beds approved through
   32  the initial request are licensed, whichever time period elapses
   33  first.
   34         (g) The total number of community nursing home beds
   35  eligible for this exemption in any single deed-restricted
   36  community pursuant to this section may not exceed 240 regardless
   37  of whether the retirement community is located in more than one
   38  qualifying county.
   39         (h) All nursing home facilities approved under this section
   40  shall be dually certified for participation in the Medicare and
   41  Medicaid programs.
   42         (i) All nursing home facilities approved under this section
   43  shall be no closer than one mile from any existing approved and
   44  licensed community nursing home, measured over publicly owned
   45  roadways.
   46         (2) A retirement community that qualifies for the exemption
   47  provided in this section shall provide a written request for an
   48  exemption in accordance with applicable rules. In the request,
   49  the retirement community shall provide evidence of compliance
   50  with the criteria set forth in subsection (1).