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Disaster Preparedness

Court rejects industry challenge to generator mandate

Winter storm brings question of mandatory generators back into focus

One difference that stands out between assisted living communities and nursing homes after more than 106 Houston-area long-term care communities reported “emergency events” during last week’s unusual winter storm: the state requires nursing homes to have backup power where life-support systems are used, but no state requirements exist for assisted living communities to have permanent generators on site.

close-up of folders in a drawer with labels that say rejected and urgent

Official promises action against assisted living facilities not compliant with emergency power rule by end of year

An assisted living operator in Florida is predicting the closure of several assisted living communities there if the state’s Agency for Health Care Administration moves forward with plans to penalize assisted living communities and nursing homes that aren’t in compliance with the Sunshine State’s emergency power plans rule by the end of the year.

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