(1) From the appropriation under s. 20.435(6)(g), the department shall contribute
to the payment of all of the following, as needed by a resident in a nursing facility,
as defined in s. 49.498(1)(i), that is in violation of s. 49.498 or of a rule promulgated under s. 49.498:
(a) The cost of relocating the resident from the nursing facility to another nursing
(b) Maintenance of operation of a nursing facility pending correction of deficiencies
or closure of the nursing facility.
(c) Reimbursement of the resident for any personal funds of the resident that were
misappropriated by the nursing facility staff or other persons holding an interest
in the nursing facility.
(2m) From the appropriation under s. 20.435(6)(g), the department may distribute funds
for innovative projects designed to protect the health and property of a resident
in a nursing facility, as defined in s. 49.498(1)(i).
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