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Senate Panel: Crack Down On Unlicensed Assisted Living Facilities

A Florida Senate panel Tuesday instructed the Agency for Health Care Administration to draft legislation — fast — that would allow the state to shut down unlicensed assisted-living facilities as quickly as possible.

CBS Miami–10/09/2013

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Hearing Set In Case About Kids In Nursing Homes

A federal judge will hear arguments Sept. 13 about whether a dispute involving disabled children being placed in nursing homes should become a class-action lawsuit.

CBS Miami–09/05/2013

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Senate Hearing To Follow Lawsuit Over Kids In Nursing Homes

The chairwoman of a Senate committee says she will hold a hearing about the state’s record of placing children with disabilities in nursing homes when the Legislature resumes committee meetings in September.

CBS Miami–07/25/2013

Janna Montgomery said her daughter Anabell is at risk of being placed in a nursing home. (CBS4)

DOJ Looks To Quickly Address Children In Nursing Homes

Saying that time is “of the essence,” the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday offered to quickly meet with Florida officials about a federal investigation that found disabled children were unnecessarily being placed in nursing homes.

CBS4–09/26/2012

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Feds Approve Extension Of Florida’s Controversial Medicaid Pilot Program

Federal officials Thursday approved Florida’s proposal to extend a controversial Medicaid managed-care pilot program through June 2014. Officials were locked in more than a year of negotiations about the logistics of the program.

CBS4–12/15/2011

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