250 Central Florida assisted living facilities not following state generator requirements

1,250 facilities statewide have not responded to new rules

CENTRAL FLORIDA – More than 200 Central Florida assisted living facilities have yet to respond to the state to comply with new rules put in place after residents died in a South Florida nursing home.

A new list from Gov. Rick Scott's administration released on Monday said that 1,250 facilities statewide have yet to respond to the new rules requiring them to have generators capable of providing backup power for four days following Hurricane Irma.

The counties and facilities involved include 68 assisted living facilities in Brevard, 53 in Orange, 12 in Osceola, 24 in Seminole, eight in Lake, eight in Marion, 58 in Volusia, 15 in Flagler and four in Sumter. 

The agency said the facilities that are not in compliance will be subjected to a $1,000-a-day fine starting Nov. 15.

The rules have been legally challenged, but the Agency for Health Care Administration has said the facilities must still comply or seek a variance.

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