RULE NO: RULE TITLE
59A-26.001: Purpose and Intent
59A-26.003: License Required
59A-26.004: Classification of Deficiencies
59A-26.005: Licensure Procedure, Fees and Exemptions
59A-26.006: Responsibilities for Operation
59A-26.007: Fiscal Standards
59A-26.0075: Fiscal Prohibitions, Kickbacks and Referrals
59A-26.008: Admission Policies and Requirements
59A-26.009: Personnel Standards
59A-26.010: Training, Habilitation, Active Treatment Professional, and Special Programs and Services
59A-26.011: Dietary Services
59A-26.012: Dental Services
59A-26.013: Psychological Services
59A-26.014: Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services
59A-26.015: Administration of Medications to ICF/DD Residents by Unlicensed Medication Assistants
59A-26.016: Requirements for Administration of Medication to Residents by Unlicensed Medication
59A-26.017: Training and Validation Required for Unlicensed Medication Assistants
59A-26.018: Plant Maintenance and Housekeeping
59A-26.019: Fire Protection, Life Safety, Systems Failure and External Emergency Communication
59A-26.020: Plans Submission and Fees Required
59A-26.021: Physical Plant Codes and Standards for ICF/DD
59A-26.022: Construction and Physical Environment Standards
59A-26.023: Disaster Preparedness
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The Agency proposes to establish a rule consistent with provisions of Section 400.967(2), Florida Statutes, which became effective May 7, 1999. The legislation provides for the development of rules regarding specific criteria including minimum standards of program development and quality of care of Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Specific criteria pertaining to licensure requirements including procedures for licensing, fees and exemptions, classification of deficiencies, responsibility of operation, fiscal standards, fiscal prohibitions, kickbacks and referrals, admission policies, personnel standards, training, habilitation, active treatment professional and specific program services, dietary, dental and psychological standards, drugs and pharmaceutical services, administration of medications by unlicensed medication assistants, including training and validation of the unlicensed medication assistants, plant maintenance and housekeeping, fire protection, life safety, systems failure, and external communications, plans submission and fee requirements, physical environment standards and disaster preparedness for Intermediate Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 400.967(2) FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 400.967 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
TIME AND DATE: August 25, 2008, 10:00 a.m.
PLACE: Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Bldg. #3, Conference Rm. C, Tallahassee, FL 32303
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Kimberly Smoak, Long-Term Care Unit, 2727 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida, or call (850)922-9138 or contact the LTC Unit, (850)488-5861
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE FROM THE CONTACT PERSON LISTED ABOVE.