No. SC17-297.

248 So.3d 53 (2018)

Maria Isabel GIRALDO, et al., Petitioners, v. AGENCY FOR HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION, Respondent.

Supreme Court of Florida.

July 5, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Celene H. Humphries , Philip J. Padovano , Maegen P. Luka , and Joseph T. Eagleton of Brannock & Humphries, P.A., Tampa, Florida; and Floyd Faglie of Staunton & Faglie, PL, Monticello, Florida, for Petitioners.

Pamela Jo Bondi , Attorney General, Jonathan A. Glogau , Special Counsel, and Elizabeth Teegen , Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida; Stuart F. Williams , General Counsel, and Tracy Cooper George , Chief Appellate Counsel, Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, Florida, for Respondent.

Twyla L. Sketchley of The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida; Ellen S. Morris of Elder Law Associates, P.A., Boca Raton, Florida; Ron M. Landsman of Ron M. Landsman, P.A., Rockville, Maryland; and Jill J. Burzynski of Burzynski Elder Law, Naples, Florida, Amici Curiae National Academy of Elder Care Law Attorneys, Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Special Needs Alliance, and Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Nichole J. Segal of Burlington & Rockenbach, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida, Amicus Curiae Florida Justice Association.

We accepted review of the decision of the First District Court of Appeal in Giraldo v. Agency for Health Care Administration, 208 So.3d 244 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016), on the ground that it expressly and directly conflicts with the Second District Court of Appeal's decision in Willoughby v. Agency...


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