FL Dept. of Health Offers Influenza Information, Education

January 25, 2018

From the Florida Department of Health, Division of Disease Control & Health Protection: Influenza activity levels are high across both the state and the nation. Florida is currently experiencing a moderately severe influenza season. Emergency department and urgent care center visits for adults aged 65 years and older for influenza-like illness increased… Read more

Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Associations Support Governor Scott’s Proposal that all Facilities have Emergency Generators

January 23, 2018

January 23, 2018: Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Florida Health Care Association, Florida Senior Living Association, LeadingAge Florida and the Florida Assisted Living Association have agreed to support the Governor’s rule to have emergency generators to power their air conditioning units during emergencies. These associations, which represent thousands… Read more

Update: Florida’s Emergency Generator Rules

January 8, 2018

In September 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued emergency rules requiring all nursing homes and assisted living facilities (ALFs) to install generators capable of powering air conditioning systems for 96 hours within 60 days, and required facilities to maintain sufficient fuel to run the generators for 96 hours onsite. Facilities… Read more

Join us for Legislative Days at the Capitol in 2018

December 8, 2017

Florida Senior Living Association’s Legislative Advocacy Days is a great opportunity to learn the legislative process as well as to educate legislators about the effect of current proposed legislation on senior living in Florida. You will receive CEs for this event while networking with fellow executive directors, the FSLA Board,… Read more

Political Committee Call to Action

December 4, 2017

The 2018 Florida Legislative Session is expected to be challenging and hectic considering the slew of emergency preparedness bills in addition to the normal bills we see that that could have a huge impact on senior living. Since the 2018 session starts on January 9, the Florida Senior Living Association… Read more


New Name, New Mission

November 17, 2017

We’re excited to announce an important change at FL Argentum. As of today, we will be known as the Florida Senior Living Association. This name change will better reflect what we do and the people we serve throughout the state. Our mission is to serve professionally managed communities that provide choice,… Read more

DOEA Publishes Supplement Rule 58AER17-2

October 13, 2017

Yesterday,  the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) filed rule 58AER17-2 Variances from Emergency Rule 58AER17-1 – Procedures Regarding Emergency Environmental Control for Assisted Living Facilities. In explanation of the rule, DOEA stated, “58AER17-2 is a supplement to the Emergency Rule and outlines the rule variance process where, under extreme circumstances beyond a facility’s control,… Read more

Updated Q&A Regarding Emergency Rule

October 10, 2017

AHCA and DOEA have provided a link to an updated Q&A document with answers to questions received, a Frequently Asked Questions document regarding requests for a waiver or variance of portions of the rule, and a NEW County Emergency Management Agency Q&A document. Links to the licensure web pages, as… Read more

Request for Temporary Injunction Against Emergency Rule

October 3, 2017

Yesterday evening, we filed a petition with the First District Court of Appeal (DCA) to ask for a temporary injunction against the Governor’s Emergency Rule, 58AER17-1. This action is coordinated with our filing at the Division of Administrative Hearings to challenge the rule itself. Download a copy of the petition… Read more

Emergency Rule Q&A Update

October 2, 2017

This evening, AHCA and DOEA provided an updated to the Q&A document originally issued September 21st. They also created an FAQ document regarding Petitions for Variance or Waiver of an Agency Rule. These documents can be found on AHCA’s Assisted Living Facility webpage under Notices/Updates. While we support the Governor’s objective to provide generators for emergency… Read more

Challenge to Emergency Rule Files

September 29, 2017

On September 16, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) to issue anemergency rule requiring assisted living communities and nursing homes to obtain emergency generator power and fuel to support and sustain operations for at least 96 hours… Read more

Emergency Rule Q&A

September 22, 2017

Most of you have probably heard about the Governor’s emergency rule requiring emergency generator power at assisted living facilities throughout the state. We understand many of you have questions, and we have reached out to the Governor and his agencies for clarification. We spoke with regulatory staff from the Agency for Health… Read more

Emergency Rule Update

September 19, 2017

We applaud Governor Scott and his staff for their efforts to keep seniors safe during Hurricane Irma. We also thank Justin Senior, Secretary, AHCA, Molly McKinstry, Deputy Secretary and their entire team for their extraordinary service and volunteer efforts. We would also like to congratulate every assisted living provider who worked diligently… Read more

Summary of Emergency Rule

September 16, 2017

A Notice of Emergency Rule, 58AER17-1 Procedures Regarding Emergency Environmental Control for Assisted Living Facilities, was filed today by the Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) at the direction of Governor Scott. A similar emergency rule was filed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) concerning nursing homes. The emergency… Read more