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Group Care

Florida Department of Health in Liberty County

The Facility Inspection Program is designed to protect the health and safety of the public through education in good sanitation and safety practices in a group care setting.

Partnering agencies for this program are:

Department of Children and Families
Agency for Health Care Administration AHCA
Department of Education
Department of Elder Affairs

Facilities in this program are classified as: 

Adult Care Adult Family Care Home
  Adult Day Care
  Assisted Living Facility (ALF)
Health Care Crisis Stabilization Unit
  Hospice Residential Unit
  Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/DD)
  Residential Treatment Facilities
  Transitional Living Facility
Schools  Public Schools

As of July 1, 2010, due to changes in the Florida Legislature, the Department of Health no longer regulates facility inspections in Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Childcare Centers. Please contact ACHA in regards to Hospitals and Nursing Homes and DCF for Childcare.

The governing authority for these programs falls under:

Florida Administrative Code regarding community-based residential facilities Chapter 64E-12,F.A.C (175kb;pdf)