(1) It is the intent of the Legislature that rules adopted and enforced pursuant to this part and part II of chapter 408 include criteria to ensure reasonable and consistent quality of care and client safety. The rules should make reasonable efforts to accommodate the needs and preferences of the client to enhance the client’s quality of life while residing in a transitional living facility.
(2) The agency may adopt and enforce rules to implement this part and part II of chapter 408, which may include reasonable and fair criteria with respect to:

(a) The location of transitional living facilities.

Terms Used In Florida Statutes 400.9982

  • Agency: means the Agency for Health Care Administration. See Florida Statutes 400.9971
  • Transitional living facility: means a site where specialized health care services are provided to persons who have brain or spinal cord injuries, including, but not limited to, rehabilitative services, behavior modification, community reentry training, aids for independent living, and counseling. See Florida Statutes 400.9971
(b) The qualifications of personnel, including management, medical, nursing, and other professional personnel and nursing assistants and support staff, who are responsible for client care. The licensee must employ enough qualified professional staff to carry out and monitor interventions in accordance with the stated goals and objectives of each comprehensive treatment plan.
(c) Requirements for personnel procedures, reporting procedures, and documentation necessary to implement this part.
(d) Services provided to clients of transitional living facilities.
(e) The preparation and annual update of a comprehensive emergency management plan in consultation with the Division of Emergency Management. At a minimum, the rules must provide for plan components that address emergency evacuation transportation; adequate sheltering arrangements; postdisaster activities, including provision of emergency power, food, and water; postdisaster transportation; supplies; staffing; emergency equipment; individual identification of clients and transfer of records; communication with families; and responses to family inquiries.