A group that represents nursing homes and assisted living facilities is challenging Florida Gov. Rick Scott's order to install generators as a response to 11 deaths in sweltering nursing home after Hurricane Irma.
LeadingAge Florida filed a legal challenge with the state Division of Administrative Hearings on Tuesday, claiming that the order is impossible to meet by the Dec. 1 deadline and that it is a response to a single incompetent facility.
On nursing home generator rule, @SenReneGarcia says 'we all know 90 days is too short of a timeframe to try to get this done'— Mary Ellen Klas (@MaryEllenKlas) September 22, 2017
Leading Age Florida represents more than 100 nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The group said the deadline to install generators falls the day after hurricane season ends, and thus couldn't be intended to address the current hurricane season.
Scott's office didn't immediately reply a request for comment on the challenge.