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The 2021 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 408
HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION
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F.S. 408.822
408.822 Direct care workforce survey.
(1) For purposes of this section, the term “direct care worker” means a certified nursing assistant, a home health aide, a personal care assistant, a companion services or homemaker services provider, a paid feeding assistant trained under s. 400.141(1)(v), or another individual who provides personal care as defined in s. 400.462 to individuals who are elderly, developmentally disabled, or chronically ill.
(2) Beginning January 1, 2021, each licensee that applies for licensure renewal as a nursing home facility licensed under part II of chapter 400, an assisted living facility licensed under part I of chapter 429, or a home health agency or companion services or homemaker services provider licensed under part III of chapter 400 shall furnish all of the following information to the agency in a survey on the direct care workforce:
(a) The number of registered nurses and the number of direct care workers by category employed by the licensee.
(b) The turnover and vacancy rates of registered nurses and direct care workers and the contributing factors to these rates.
(c) The average employee wage for registered nurses and each category of direct care worker.
(d) Employment benefits for registered nurses and direct care workers and the average cost of such benefits to the employer and the employee.
(e) Type and availability of training for registered nurses and direct care workers.
(3) An administrator or designee shall include the information required in subsection (2) on a survey form developed by the agency by rule which must contain an attestation that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of his or her knowledge.
(4) The licensee must submit the completed survey before the agency issues the license renewal.
(5) The agency shall continually analyze the results of the surveys and publish the results on its website. The agency shall update the information published on its website monthly.
History.s. 11, ch. 2020-9.