This Florida Senior Living Association's Administrative Rule Review reports on recently proposed regulatory changes affecting Florida’s ALFs as a service to FSLA members. You can find more information regarding AHCA's overall rulemaking efforts here.
As previously reported by FSLA (here, here, here, and here), AHCA has been in the process of updating its rules for the Comprehensive Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and Emergency Environmental Control Plan (EECP). The current regulations can be found at these links: 59A-36.019, 59A-36.025, and the CEMP.
While the EECP rule was created in 2018, the CEMP form has not been updated since 1995. Thus, it makes sense for AHCA to review and update CEMP and EECP to ensure they are current and consistent with each other.
During this rulemaking process, FSLA has been engaged with AHCA and other interested stakeholders. FSLA's comments were covered by McKnights Senior Living and Florida Politics. Additionally, FSLA is part of a coalition of stakeholders that provided AHCA with suggested revisions to AHCA's draft CEMP.
In response to FSLA's and the coalitions comments, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, AHCA published a notice of change for rules 59A-36.019 & .025 and the CEMP form, incorporating many changes previously suggested by FSLA and the coalition of stakeholders.
Please review these changes and let FSLA know if you have any questions or concerns. FSLA will continue to monitor AHCA's actions and efforts as it proceeds along the rulemaking process.
In the meantime, please contact Jason Hand, FSLA's Vice President of Public Policy & Legal Affairs, for more information!