Title Licensure – Requirements
Statute or Rule 58A-5.016 FAC
(1) SERVICE PROHIBITION. An assisted living facility may not represent that it provides any service other than a service for which it is licensed to provide.
(2) CHANGE IN USE OF SPACE REQUIRING AGENCY CENTRAL OFFICE APPROVAL. A change in the use of space that increases or decreases a facility ‘ s capacity must not be made without prior approval from the Agency Central Office. Approval must be based on the compliance with the physical plant standards provided in Rule 58A-5.023, F.A.C., as well as documentation of compliance with applicable fire safety and sanitation inspection requirements referenced in Rule 58A-5.0161, F.A.C.
(3) CHANGE IN USE OF SPACE REQUIRING AGENCY FIELD OFFICE APPROVAL. A change in the use of space that involves converting an area to resident use, which has not previously been inspected for such use, must not be made without prior approval from the Agency Field Office. Approval must be based on compliance with the physical plant standards provided in Rule 58A-5.023, F.A.C., as well as documentation of compliance with applicable fire safety and sanitation inspection standards referenced in Rule 58A-5.0161, F.A.C.
(4) CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY. If a facility consists of more than one building, all buildings included under a single license must be on the contiguous property. ” Contiguous property ” means property under the same ownership separated by no more than a two-lane street that traverses the property. A licensed location may be expanded to include an additional contiguous property with the approval of the agency to ensure continued compliance with the requirements and standards of Part II, Chapter 408, F.S., Part I, Chapter 429, F.S., Rule Chapter 59A-35, F.A.C., and this rule chapter.
(5) PROOF OF INSPECTIONS. A copy of the annual fire safety and sanitation inspections described in Rule 58A-5.0161, F.A.C., must be submitted annually to the Agency Central Office. The annual inspections must be submitted no later than 30 calendar days after the inspections. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in administrative action pursuant to Part II, Chapter 408, F.S., Section 429.14, F.S., and Rule Chapter 59A-35, F.A.C. (6) RESIDENTS RECEIVING STATE-FUNDED SERVICES. Upon request, the facility administrator or designee must identify residents receiving state-funded services to the agency and the department for monitoring purposes authorized by state and federal laws.