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LTCOP Logo State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council

About the Council

  • Created by section 400.0067, F.S.

  • Serve as an advisory body to assist the state ombudsman in reaching a consensus among districts on issues affecting residents and impacting the optimal operation of the program.

  • Identifies statewide issues affecting long-term care facility residents and coordinates voluntary organizational assistance for the purpose of improving the care received by residents.

  • Assists the state ombudsman in preparing the annual report described in s. 400.0065.

  • The State Council meets at least quarterly, either by telephone conference or an in-person meeting.

  • State Council members shall serve 3-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms

  • The State Council is composed of one active certified ombudsman from each local unit within a district (18 local units) plus three at-large members appointed by the Governor.

For more information, contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program at 850-414-2323 or toll free at 1-888-831-0404. You may also email us at LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org.

Visit the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman public meeting notices page.

Visit the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program page on this website.

Visit the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program website at Ombudsman.myflorida.com.

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