Florida regulators announced Wednesday that 23 nursing homes across the state have not responded to requirements 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 nursing homes to have generators capable of providing backup power for four days.
The rules have been legally challenged, but the Agency for Health Care Administration has said nursing homes must still comply with them or seek a variance. The agency said the 23 assisted living facilities will be subjected to a $1,000-a-day fine if they are not in compliance by Nov. 15.