Health News Florida
9:19 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Boom Coming in New Nursing Homes?

State health care regulators have received 137 letters from companies hoping to open new nursing homes in Florida as a decade-long moratorium ends, as Christine Jordan Sexton with SaintPetersBlog reports.

Florida has prohibited new nursing homes from opening since 2001, but bills passed during the 2014 session now makes it possible for more to open. The letters are the first part of the certificate of need process. Applications from providers are due Nov. 19; the state is scheduled to  announce approved providers on Feb, 20, 2015.