The Florida Legislature runs 60 days starting the first Tuesday in March and runs until the first Friday in May every year.

FLiCRA continually monitors and reviews legislative or regulatory proposals that may have a positive or adverse effect on the life of residents. During each legislative session, thousands of bills are filed in the Legislature. Many of these bills contain issues that are relevant to CCRC residents. FLiCRA encourages residents to contact their legislators at the local level on issues of concern. The Tallahassee staff also works with legislators on these same issues.

There were no changes to the Continuing Care Retirement Community law in Florida from 2020-2022. 2019 was the last major reform of the law.

There is proposed legislation for the 2023 legislative session.

SB 622: Continuing Care Contracts

FLiCRA will provide weekly e-newsletter updates during the 2023 session and the Senate and House companion bill related to continuing care reform.

FLiCRA is the only voice at the Capitol that speaks for the residents. FLiCRA has had many legislative successes over the past 25+ years, including the development of a resident "Bill of Rights," homestead exemption, meal sales tax exemption and prescription drug repackaging. The prescription drug repackaging legislation provides the ability to transfer prescription drug programs from independent living to skilled nursing. In all, FLiCRA’s legislative efforts have resulted in a savings of up to $8,500 per year.

What has FLiCRA done for public policy issues?
Annual Savings to Continuing Care Retirement Community Residents Achieved by FLiCRA through Legislation