Tag: generators

Staff ReportsOctober 15, 2018

With thousands of people still without power after Hurricane Michael, the state’s Department of Health is warning of the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Generators “can cause CO to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside,” a Monday press release said. “CO is found in fumes produced by burning […]

Staff ReportsMarch 26, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott held a signing ceremony Monday for measures that make permanent the state’s emergency rules requiring every nursing home and assisted living facility in Florida to have emergency generators. The two bills (HB 7099, SB 7028) replace a pair of emergency rules that the Scott administration issued in September. That followed the deaths of residents of The […]

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 […]

Scott PowersOctober 27, 2017

An administrative judge has struck down Gov. Rick Scott‘s emergency order that would have forced Florida’s nursing homes to install emergency generators immediately. Administrative Law Judge Garnett Chisenhall ruled Friday that Scott’s administration failed to demonstrate that an emergency exists that would require an emergency order for the immediate installation of generators that could power […]

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 […]


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