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DOEA Rulemaking

The rules included in this section are rules in development or are proposed rules. These rules have not been adopted in final form. For current adopted rules, please refer to DOEA Rules and Statutes.

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Update on Emergency Generator Power Rule for Assisted Living Facilities

On March 9, 2018, the Florida Legislature ratified Department of Elder Affairs rule 58A-5.036, Florida Administrative Code. A copy of the rule can be found here: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=58A-5.036

Assisted Living Facilities now have until June 1, 2018, to come into compliance with the requirements of the rule. Emergency management plans should be submitted to the facility’s local emergency management office. Please consult the rule for more details.

For more information on extensions of time or other details related to compliance, please visit http://ahca.myflorida.com/mchq/emergency_activities/epp.shtml

If the document you are looking for is not available on our website, you can request it through our Public Records Office.
Please contact:

Djanet Cannady
Office of the General Counsel
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
Email: doeapublicrecords@elderaffairs.org
Phone: 850-414-2114
Fax: 850-414-2126

Federal Aging Programs


Purpose And Effect: The Department of Elder Affairs announces the commencement of rulemaking proceedings to implement statutory changes to Parts I and II of ch. 744, F.S., and to the Department’s oversight of public and professional guardians.

Subject Area To Be Addressed: The rulemaking will establish standards of practice, complaint investigations, disciplinary guidelines, and enforcement procedures for public and professional guardians as well as implement revision of rules as needed based on legislative changes.

Emergency Petitions For variance from Rule 58A-5.036, F.A.C.

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