Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) would be cut back under two bills making their way through the Florida Legislature that would reduce inspections at problem nursing homes, according to an article on the Naples Daily News website.
Patient advocates say it's a threat to safety.
The ACHA says it's already going into poor-performing homes frequently and need more flexibility around inspections.
As part of the legislation, AHCA would be required to do only one additional inspection at nursing homes after the agency cites them with a Class 1 or multiple Class 2 violations. The loosened mandate would apply to every nursing home in the state, from the highest rated to the lowest.