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Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Rulemaking

The Department of Elder Affairs, in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Department of Children and Families, and the Department of Health, is initiating rulemaking proceedings to address assisted living facility regulation. The purpose of the rulemaking is to draft proposed rule revisions that address the safety and quality of services and care provided to residents within assisted living facilities.

Notice of Rule Development

The Department held two rule workshops for the purpose of discussing the proposed rule changes to Chapter 58A-5, Florida Administrative Code. The workshops took place in-person and by webinar on:

Tuesday, October 29, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Agenda
Location:   The Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way, Room 301,
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Notice of Workshop

Wednesday, November 6, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Agenda
Location:   The Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way, Room 301,
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Notice of Workshop

After receiving several public comments during the rule hearings, the Department published its Notice of Proposed Rule in the Florida Administrative Register on November 27, 2013. The Department has scheduled a rule hearing to discuss the final proposed changes to Chapter 58A-5, Florida Administrative Code. The rule hearing will take place in-person and by webinar on:

Thursday, December 19, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Agenda, Visitor Information
Location:   The Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way, Room 301,
Tallahassee, FL 32399
To participate in the rule hearing by webinar, please register in advance at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/308991354.

Proposed Rule Changes

To obtain a copy of the proposed 40 hour core training curriculum that is incorporated by reference into the proposed rule, please click here. To see a copy of the proposed rule language, please click on the link to the Notice of Proposed Rule above.

Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (SERC)
In order to evaluate the regulatory costs imposed by the proposed rule, and in accordance with section 120.541(2), Florida Statutes, the Department of Elder Affairs has completed a Statement of Estimated Regulatory Costs (“SERC”), which can be viewed here.