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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XX
Chapter 296
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F.S. 296.34
296.34 Administrator; qualifications, duties, and responsibilities.
(1) The director shall appoint an administrator of each home who shall be responsible for the overall operation of the home and the care of the residents.
(2) The position shall be assigned to the Selected Exempt Service under part V of chapter 110. The director shall give veterans preference in selecting an administrator, as provided in ss. 295.07 and 295.085. The administrator, at the time of entering employment and at all times while employed as the administrator must hold a current valid license as a nursing home administrator under part II of chapter 468.
(3) The administrator shall determine the eligibility of applicants for admission to the home in accordance with provisions of this part and, together with the director, shall adopt all rules necessary for the proper administration of the home, including rules for the preservation of order and enforcement of discipline in the home. All rules governing the home shall conform as nearly as possible to the rules and regulations for comparable facilities of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(4) All employees who fill authorized and established positions appropriated for the home shall be state employees. The department shall classify such employees in the manner prescribed in chapter 110.
(5) The administrator shall administer and enforce all rules of the home, including rules of discipline, and shall have the power to dismiss any resident of the home for any infraction of rules, subject to the approval of the director.
History.s. 14, ch. 92-80; s. 259, ch. 95-148; s. 15, ch. 98-16; s. 6, ch. 2002-298.