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BENHA is now BELTSS

The Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) officially changed its name July. The statutory change in the board’s name to the Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) reflects the changing paradigm of long-term care services and the planned July 1, 2021 new licensure category for Licensed Assisted Living Directors. 

In announcing the name change, BELTSS Executive Randy Snyder provided an update on legislation the Board was seeking during the most recent special session to help fund implementation of the Assisted Living Director law. 

“Although we are in the midst of a very challenging time, the reality that legislation in the special session didn’t occur. There are no fees or appropriation to implement the Assisted Living Director law. We remain resolute to move forward as committed as the very noble leaders of long-term care communities, their tenants and staff,” said Randy Snyder, Executive Director, BELTSS. “Whatever your role in providing a service to Minnesotans, thank you. We’ll move through this phase together.” 

The single change is in the name, all other items such as national or state ID’s, agency codes etc. remain the same. Stakeholders will need to update their licensing entity in their data base.  The current address, phone number, and operational ID’s remain. For questions contact the Board office. 

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