Category: State News
Welcome to the State News category. The following news items will keep you informed about state legislation, state-level advocacy and other information about aging services in Minnesota.
On February 29, 2024 by Libbie Chapuran
Employer applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Summer Health Care Internship Program (SHCIP). Nursing facilities, home care providers, and adult day service facilities are encouraged to participate.
On February 29, 2024 by Bobbie Guidry
On February 22, 2024 by Mark Schulz
On Feb. 19, the Senate Human Services Committee, chaired by Sen. John Hoffman, held a hearing where the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) presented information about their change in fiscal policy about subsidizing MDH-licensed provider background studies.
On February 22, 2024 by Anna Mowry
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released a request for proposals for the Mental Health Grants for Health Care Professionals program, with a deadline to apply by March 8.
On February 22, 2024 by Erin Huppert
If you're involved in advocacy efforts related to workforce, wages, and regulatory barriers, we have some great resources that can help.
On February 22, 2024 by Anna Mowry
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) announced that the knowledge test for the nurse aide exam will continue to have a two-hour completion time limit to support candidates with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
On February 15, 2024 by Bobbie Guidry
On July 1, 2024, the Housing Support maximum monthly room and board rate will increase to $1,170.
On February 15, 2024 by Kayla Khang
Registrations are open for LeadingAge Minnesota’s annual Day at the Capitol! Join us on Wednesday, March 20, for advocacy training and legislative visits. Register by March 8 to secure your spot.
On February 1, 2024 by Bobbie Guidry
Minnesota Housing Agency has announced a competitive funding program, the Workforce Housing Development Program (WHDP), targeting small to medium-sized cities, communities, or areas in Greater Minnesota with rental workforce housing needs.
On February 1, 2024 by Julie Apold
The 2024 Minnesota Department of Human Services Nursing Facility Performance-Based Incentive Payment Program (PIPP) Request for Proposals (RFP) information is now available.
On February 1, 2024 by Erin Huppert
The Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board (NHWSB) will conduct five public forums across the state and online over the next two months.
On January 25, 2024 by Kari Everson
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) emailed the authorized assisted living agent with a link to the Minnesota Assisted Living Report Card to those communities with active report card ratings. Not all communities have active report card ratings right now.
On January 18, 2024 by Bobbie Guidry
The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) has published a request for proposals for qualified responders to provide regional and local projects for public awareness, education, and resources for persons with dementia and their caregivers.
On January 11, 2024 by Kayla Khang
The Legislative Task Force on Aging convened on Jan. 9, focusing on presentations from organizations that support seniors aging in place and addressing housing challenges for Minnesota’s rapidly aging population.
On January 4, 2024 by Bobbie Guidry
Starting January 2024, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will send revalidation notices on the 15th of every month (or the next business day if the 15th is on a weekend or holiday).
On December 28, 2023 by Jeff Bostic
The current round of applications for nursing home moratorium exceptions has closed, and MDH recently informed LeadingAge Minnesota that eight nursing homes submitted proposals for this round.
Legislative Task Force on Aging Meets to Discuss Minnesota’s Rural Seniors and Transportation Issues
On December 28, 2023 by Kayla Khang
The Legislative Task Force on Aging convened on Dec. 12 to hear presentations from critical entities to shed light on challenges faced by seniors in rural Minnesota.
On December 21, 2023 by Bobbie Guidry
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2024, providers regulated by Chapter 245A will need to record the date of first “direct contact” by employees with licensed program recipients and make that record available to the commissioner when requested.
On December 14, 2023 by Anna Mowry
The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Employee Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness application is open until Jan. 5, 2024.
On December 7, 2023 by Anna Mowry
Employers can attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about connecting with nurse aides from the Next Generation Nursing Assistant or NextGen “barrier-free” training program.
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