The Florida Legislature Ratifies ALF Generator Requirements

The Florida House recently ratified the the Department of Elder Affairs proposed generator rule. This will allow the Rule to take effect. 

  • All ALFs have to obtain an alternate power source
  • ALFs with less than 17 beds require 48 hours of fuel
  • ALFs with more than 17 beds require 72 hours of fuel
  • Requires 20 square feet per resident; or 80 percent of capacity for area cooled
  • Must provide a temperature at 81 degrees
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors are required
  • Installation by July 2018
  • Extensions available until January 2019 under certain circumstances

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