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Staff ReportsJanuary 22, 2018

On Friday, the Rick Scott administration published new proposed backup-power rules for Florida’s assisted living facilities. It is a move that could mean an end to the legal struggle between the governor’s office and providers, with Scott backing off the controversial mandate that long-term care facilities install generators to provide continuous power in the case […]

Staff ReportsNovember 9, 2017

Florida’s leading nursing home association is pushing back on that state’s public accusations that nearly two dozen nursing homes missed a key deadline in Gov. Rick Scott‘s emergency generator rule. A statement Wednesday from the Agency for Health Care Administration claims 23 nursing homes have not followed Scott’s rule that nursing homes and assisted living […]

Staff ReportsOctober 10, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday directed state agencies to “immediately begin the formal rulemaking process to permanently enact a rule requiring emergency generators at assisted living facilities (ALFs) and nursing homes.” His edict went to the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Department of Elder Affairs. “An emergency rule adopted Sept. 16 requires all ALFs and nursing […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterSeptember 21, 2016

Jeffrey Bragg has been tapped to head up Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs. Bragg will replace Sam Verghese, the current Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs, according to Gov. Rick Scott’s Office. Verghese, the Governor’s Office announced Wednesday, is stepping down to pursue options in the private sector. Verghese’s last day is Sept. 23. […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 13, 2016

Secretary Sam Verghese on Tuesday announced his resignation from the state’s Department of Elder Affairs. In an email to staff, Verghese said his resignation will be effective Sept. 23. He is leaving “to explore opportunities in the private sector.” “It has been a wonderful opportunity to serve Florida’s elders in a unique way that I will […]


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