Section 463 Adult Day Care
Adult day care facilities shall comply with the following design and construction standards.
Note: See Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Rule 58A-6, Florida Administrative Code, and Chapter 400, Part V, Florida Statutes.
"Adult day care center" or "center" means any building, buildings, or part of a building, whether operated for profit or not, in which is provided through its ownership or management, for a part of a day, basic services to three or more persons who are 18 years of age or older, who are not related to the owner or operator by blood or marriage, and who require such services. The following are exempt from this part:
- Any facility, institution, or other place that is operated by the federal government or any agency thereof.
- Any freestanding inpatient hospice facility that is licensed by the state and which provides day care services to hospice patients only.
- A licensed assisted living facility, a licensed hospital, or a licensed nursing home facility that provides services during the day which include, but are not limited to, social, health, therapeutic, recreational, nutritional and respite services, to adults who are not residents, so long as the facility does not hold itself out as an adult day care center.
"Capacity" shall mean the number of participants for which a center has been licensed to provide care at any given time and shall be based upon required net floor space.
"Net floor space" shall mean the actual climatically controlled occupied area, not including accessory unoccupied areas such as hallways, stairs, closets, storage areas, bathrooms, kitchen or thickness of walls, set aside for the use of the day care center participants.
"Participant space" shall mean the required net floor space per participant. Maximum participant capacity shall refer to the licensed capacity.
Center facilities shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following:
- Dining areas.
- Kitchen areas.
- Rest areas.
- Recreation and leisure time areas.