Resources

The Florida Senior Living Association represents its members before the Florida Legislature, the Governor’s Executive Agencies, and other state and local entities where senior living policy is decided.

State Laws & Regulations Governing Assisted Living

**Note** When looking up Florida rules, click on the Word document next to “View Chapter”

Chapter 408, Part II, F.S. (Health Care Licensing: General Provisions)

Rule Chapter 59A-35, F.A.C. (Health Care Licensing Procedures)

Chapter 429, Part I, F.S. (Assisted Living Facilities)

Rule Chapter 58A-5, F.A.C. (Assisted Living Facilities)

Rule Chapter 64E-11, F.A.C. (FoodHygiene)

Rule Chapter 64E-12,F.A.C. (Community Based Residential Facilities)

Rule Chapter 64E-16,F.A.C. (Biomedical Waste)

Rule Chapter 69A-40, F.A.C. (Uniform Fire Safety Standards for Assisted Living Facilities)

Chapter 415, F.S. (Adult Protective Services)

Chapter 435, F.S. (Employment Screening)

Licensing & Enforcement

Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
Keisha Woods, Manager, Assisted Living Unit
2727 Mahan Drive MS #30, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: (850) 412-4304
Email: assistedliving@ahca.myflorida.com
Website: ahca.myflorida.com/MCHQ/Health_Facility_Regulation/Assisted_Living/alf.shtml

Agency for Health Care Administration, Bureau of Field Operations
Kimberly Smoak, Chief, Division of Health Quality Assurance
Division of Health Quality Assurance
Phone: (850) 412-4516
Website: ahca.myflorida.com/MCHQ/Field_Ops

Assisted Living Rulemaking

Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: (850) 414-2000
Email: information@elderaffairs.org
Website: elderaffairs.org

Elder Rights Advocacy

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
State Ombudsman Office
Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Phone: (888) 831-0404
Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org
Website: ombudsman.myflorida.com

Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation

Florida Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Building 1, Room 202
Tallahassee, Florida
32399-0700
Phone: (850) 487-1111
Website: myflfamilies.com
The Florida Abuse Hotline: (800) 962-2873
Report Elder Abuse Online

Florida Government

Governor Rick Scott (R)
Lieutenant Governor Carlos López-Cantera (R)
Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Phone: (850) 488-7146
Email the Governor
Website: www.flgov.com

Find Your State and Federal Legislators

The Florida Senate

Florida House of Representatives

Congressional Representation: Florida Department of State