Many Fla. healthcare facilities still lack generators

April 30, 2019

As hurricane season nears, many Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Florida are struggling to meet the requirements that they have backup power generators, according to an article on the Fox 35 Orlando website.

State records show that 89 long-term care facilities have told Florida officials in the last month that they won’t have generators by June 1.

The Agency for Health Care Administration has posted information that says 35 percent of the 684 nursing homes across the state have installed generators.

The remaining 444 nursing homes have submitted requests for “variances” from the rules.

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