A piece of legislation that would prevent passive investors at a nursing home from being sued has passed the Florida House. It awaits approval from Florida Gov. Rick Scott.
A former long-term care watchdog has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Florida Health Care Association and the Florida Assisted Living Association for alleged “whistle-blower retaliation.”
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.