The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) requires all assisted living facilities to obtain the bond in an amount equal to twice the average monthly aggregate income or personal funds due to residents, or expendable from their account, which are received by a facility. The minimum bond amount is $5,000.
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What are the requirements in order to operate an assisted living facility (ALF) in the state?
- License: You must obtain a license from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). To apply for a license, you must complete an application and pay a fee. You must also submit proof of insurance and financial stability.
- Administrator: The ALF must have a qualified administrator. The administrator must be at least 21 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and complete a 26-hour ALF Core training course. The administrator must also pass a state competency exam and a level 2 background screening.
- Staffing: The ALF must have adequate staff to provide care to residents. Staff must be trained in the provision of personal care services and must be able to communicate with residents in a way that they can understand.
- Physical plant: The ALF must be a safe and comfortable place for residents to live. The facility must be clean, well-maintained, and free from hazards.
- Services: The ALF must provide residents with a variety of services, including:
- Personal care services, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
- Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating, bathing, and dressing
- Medication management
- Meals and snacks
- Laundry services
- Housekeeping services
- Transportation services
- Social and recreational activities
The ALF must also provide residents with access to healthcare services, such as a physician and a pharmacy.
In addition to the above requirements, assisted living facilities in Florida must also comply with a number of state laws and regulations. These laws and regulations cover a wide range of topics, including resident rights, staffing requirements, and physical plant requirements.
If you are interested in operating an assisted living facility in Florida, you should contact the AHCA for more information. The AHCA can provide you with a complete list of requirements and can help you through the licensing process.
Where can I get a Florida Assisted Living Facility Bond?
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- Complete the easy to navigate and secure online application. 1
- Review the free, no obligation quote from one of Surety1’s professional surety bond agents, usually within one business day.
- Sign some paperwork and pay the bond premium
Once these steps have been completed, the Surety Bond will be shipped to the bond applicant.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license.
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