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Florida nursing homes challenge governor's order to install generators

Florida nursing homes challenge governor's order to install generators

A group that represents nursing homes and assisted living facilities is challenging Florida Gov. Rick Scott's order that they install generators by Dec. 1, saying the deadline is impossible to meet and the order is simply a reaction to one incompetent nursing home where 11 people died in sweltering heat after Hurricane Irma.

LeadingAge Florida filed the legal challenge with the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings on Tuesday, claiming Scott's order went beyond what's necessary to protect residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

“There is no emergency that requires the imposition of an impossible deadline and the imminent revocation on assisted living...

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