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Grou[p Care Facilities

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

Group Care Facilities

Group Care Facilities such as assisted living facilities and residential treatment facilities are licensed by two agencies, the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) or the Florida Department of Children and Families.  Public and private schools are not licensed but form part of the group care program.  The role of the DeSoto County Health Department is to conduct a sanitation inspection on these types of facilities with a frequency depending on the type of facility.

Specific Inspection Authority comes from Florida Statute Chapter 381.06.  

For any questions concerning group care facilities, please call (863) 993-4601 extension 120.