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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XX
Chapter 296
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F.S. 296.06
296.06 State policy; eligibility requirements.
(1) It is the policy of the state to admit residents into the home without regard to race, age, sex, creed, religion, national origin, or any other reason that would thereby create a practice of discrimination. However, an applicant’s veteran status shall not constitute discrimination.
(2) To be eligible for residency in the home, a veteran must:
(a) Have wartime service as provided in s. 1.01(14) or peacetime service as defined in s. 296.02.
(b) Be a resident of the state at the time of application.
(c) Not be mentally ill, habitually inebriated, or addicted to drugs.
(d) Not owe money to the department for services rendered during any previous stay at a department facility.
(e) Have applied for all financial assistance reasonably available through governmental sources.
(f) Have been approved as eligible for care and treatment by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
History.s. 8, ch. 89-168; s. 8, ch. 92-80; s. 4, ch. 98-16; s. 1, ch. 2000-282; s. 3, ch. 2010-177; s. 22, ch. 2014-1.