Assisted Living Bill of Rights and the continuing right to Electronic Monitoring
On June 9, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry
The transition to Assisted Living Licensure (ALL) also brings a transition to a new Assisted Living Bill of Rights. You should provide the Bill of Rights to both new and existing residents of the facility.
LeadingAge Minnesota has developed a booklet that includes the rights and related required notices for your convenience. We are also in the process of creating an Acknowledgement Form in duplicate that you can utilize to demonstrate that you have shared the required information with residents. Both resources are available in the LeadingAge Minnesota Store.
Upon passage of the assisted living licensure law, lawmakers also made changes to the Home Care Bill of Rights for Assisted Living, currently in place until August. They added the right for electronic monitoring for residents. That specific item was not included in the new Assisted Living Bill of Rights, but it is still in effect. The electronic monitoring requirements were moved to Sec. 144.6502 MN Statutes. Settings must continue to make the notification and consent forms available to the residents and inform residents of their option to conduct electronic monitoring of their rooms or private living unit.