RULE REVISIONS to CHAPTER 59A – 8 HOME HEALTH AGENCY , FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

There were changes made to the regulatory rules for Home Health agencies effective July 11, 2013. Recently the Agency for Health Care administration published a SUMMARY OF OCTOBER 1, 2013 UPDATES TO HOME HEALTH AGENCY STATE REGULATION SET USED BY SURVEYORS to reflect the changes in regulation that we can expect to see on subsequent surveys. Remember that regardless of which accreditation entity your agency using you are subject to Florida regulatory requirements.

As a courtesy to our members we have made an analysis of the changes as they might affect your agency’s next survey. You should have already made revisions to your policies and operations to reflect the changes effective July 11, 2013.

We are providing the following table as a reference to ensure that you are prepared for your next survey. The changes are described, the column to the far left advises you of any actions you might need to take.

We would like to extend a special thank you to HCAF’s Board of Director’s Secretary and Associate Member, Glenda Burke from Alternatives, A Consulting & Education Service, for providing HCAF members with this analysis.

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