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.