News Release: Associated Press News
By STEVE MILLER
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Operators of assisted living facilities would face higher fines and increased licensing procedures for handling mentally impaired residents under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.
The measure passed unanimously Tuesday.
It also requires the creation of a website where people can post public comments about individual facilities. The bill still faces a House vote.
Assisted living facilities in Florida provide intermediate care with limited supervision of residents.
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