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administer medication and perform other tasks as specified in §400.4255, F.S., such as take vital signs, manage individual weekly pill organizers for residents who self-administer medication, give prepackaged enemas ordered by the physician, observe residents, and document in the resident’s record.

Limited nursing services. A facility licensed to provide any of the services under a standard license and those services specified in §58A-5.031(1)(a)-(m). Those services include: conducting passive range of motion exercises; applying ice caps or collars; applying heat; cutting toenails of diabetic residents or residents with a documented circulatory problem if the written approval of the resident’s health care provider has been obtained; performing ear and eye irrigations; conducting a urine dipstick test; replacing established self-maintained in-dwelling catheter or performing intermittent urinary catheterizations; performing digital stool removal therapies; applying and changing routine dressings that do not require packing or irrigation, but are for abrasions, skin tears, and closed surgical wounds; caring for Stage II pressure sores; caring for casts, braces, and splints; conducting nursing assessments if conducted by, or under the direct supervision of, a RN; and for hospice patients, providing any nursing service permitted within the scope of the nurse’s license, including 24-hour supervision.

Extended congregate care. A facility licensed to provide any of the services under a standard license and LNS license, including any nursing service permitted within the scope of the nurse’s license consistent with ALF residency requirements and the facility’s written policy and procedures. A facility with this type of license enables residents to age in place in a residential environment despite mental or physical limitations that might otherwise disqualify them from residency under a standard or LNS license. This definition creates a higher LOC in assisted living which requires an additional license. Facilities with an ECC license must develop policies which allow residents to age in place and which maximize independence, dignity, choice, and decision making; specify the personal and supportive services that will be provided; specify the nursing services to be provided; and describe the procedures to ensure that unscheduled service needs are met.

Limited mental health license. An ALF that is licensed to serve three or more mental health residents. A mental health resident is an individual who receives Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or SSI due to a mental disorder as defined by the Social Security Administration and receives optional state supplementation (OSS). The facility, mental health resident, and case manager must complete a community living support plan that includes the needs of the resident that must be met in order to enable the resident to live in an ALF and the community. The mental health provider and the facility must execute a cooperative agreement with each mental health resident which provides procedures and directions for accessing emergency and after-hours care.

Unit Requirements

Facilities licensed to provide ECC must provide private rooms or apartments, or semi- private room or apartment shared with a roommate of choice, with a lockable entry door. Facilities that offer rooms rather than apartments must have bathrooms shared by no more than


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