The Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) applauds the House for passing SB 7014 and sending it to the governor. The legislation will provide health care workers with necessary protections by extending COVID-19 liability measures originally passed last year to help long term care centers address the pandemic and focus their resources on resident care. “FHCA … Read more

Florida legislators emphasized the need for greater financial transparency among nursing homes and other long term care facilities, during a House Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee meeting.      During the meeting, lawmakers discussed House Bill 539, a bill sponsored by Rep. Jay Trumbull (R – Panama City) that would require nursing home facilities to submit … Read more

Florida Health Care Association Chief Executive Officer Emmett Reed released a statement supporting President Biden’s Thursday announcement of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate expansion for all Medicare and Medicaid-certified health care settings.      “We appreciate the Administration and CMS for listening to the concerns about a federal mandate that only applied to nursing home staff. … Read more