• Fla. assisted living facilities face new scrutiny

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Operators of assisted living facilities would face higher fines and increased licensing procedures for handling mentally impaired residents under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.

    The measure passed unanimously Tuesday.

    It also requires the creation of a website where people can post public comments about individual facilities. The bill still faces a House vote.

    Assisted living facilities in Florida provide intermediate care with limited supervision of residents.

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