Florida Senate - 2013                                    SB 1482
       By Senator Hays
       11-00639A-13                                          20131482__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to skilled nursing facilities;
    3         amending s. 408.036, F.S.; providing an exemption from
    4         certificate-of-need requirements for the construction
    5         of specified licensed skilled nursing facilities;
    6         providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraphs (d) through (s) of subsection (3) of
   11  section 408.036, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   12  paragraphs (e) through (t), respectively, and a new paragraph
   13  (d) is added to that subsection, to read:
   14         408.036 Projects subject to review; exemptions.—
   15         (3) EXEMPTIONS.—Upon request, the following projects are
   16  subject to exemption from the provisions of subsection (1):
   17         (d) For the construction of skilled nursing facilities
   18  licensed under chapter 400 for the addition of such skilled
   19  nursing home beds located within a retirement community that is
   20  deed-restricted for older persons as defined in part II of
   21  chapter 760 with a population of at least 20,000 residents,
   22  which community provides within its boundaries a continuum of
   23  health care services for older persons and which has an
   24  agreement with a state university to coordinate and assist in
   25  providing comprehensive health care services to the retirement
   26  community residents.
   27         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2013.