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HB 655: Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Edwards-Walpole ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Slosberg

Nursing Homes and Related Health Care Facilities; Requires public utilities to prioritize certain health care facilities for restoration of power in emergencies; requires such facilities to have operational emergency power source & sufficient fuel supply; requires Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman to conduct unannounced quality-of-care evaluations of certain health & long-term care facilities; authorizes AHCA to impose specified civil penalties & administrative fines for certain violations.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/14/2017 House • Filed
11/27/2017 House • Referred to Health Innovation Subcommittee; Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 59
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 57
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Health Innovation Subcommittee