Gov. Rick Scott

Who is ready for 2016?

Who is ready for 2016?

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I imagine, no matter their political affiliation, there's one thing that vendors in long-term care and politician operatives can agree on: This fall has felt like a marathon. Only the well energized survive, as they either jumped to swing states, set up conference booth after conference booth, or, in the case of the American Health Care Association conference in Florida and LeadingAge Convention in Colorado, did both.

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Lawmakers in Florida are proposing a controversial bill that would put a $300,000 cap on non-economic damages in wrongful death cases involving nursing homes.

Florida ombudsman ousted after asking nursing homes for detailed ownership information

Gov. Rick Scott (R) fired the director of Florida's Long-term Care Ombudsman Program, Brian Lee, suddenly on Monday. Lee, who had held this position for seven years, had recently asked Florida's 677 nursing homes to submit detailed information regarding ownership stakes.