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House: Lift Nursing Home Bed Cap

The Florida House unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would allow more nursing home beds. The bill (HB 287) comes as a moratorium on adding nursing home beds was set to expire, the News Service of Florida reports.

 

The 2001 moratorium, which used a “certificate of need” process, was designed in part to have more community-based care rather than nursing homes. The bill would end the moratorium July 1.

A companion bill (SB 268) was approved by two Senate committees.