Florida regulators say 23 nursing homes across the state are not following new rules put in place after residents died in a South Florida nursing home.
After Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott's administration pushed through emergency rules that require both nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have generators capable of providing backup power for four days.
Five of the homes are located in Miami-Dade County:
- Coral Reef Nursing and Rehab Center (9869 SW 152nd St)
- Hialeah Shores Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (8785 NW 32nd Ave)
- Ocean Side Extended Care Center (550 9th St)
- Riviera Health Resort (6901 Yumuri St)
- University Plaza Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (724 NW 19th St)
The rules have been legally challenged by industry groups. But the Agency for Health Care Administration has said nursing homes must still comply with them or they must seek a variance. The nursing homes have until mid-November to get their generators.
The agency said that the 23 homes will be subjected to a $1,000 a day fine if they are not in compliance by Nov. 15.