MDH Posts Notice on Distribution of New Home Care Bill of Rights Language
On August 13, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week issued an update that addresses changes to the Home Care Bill of Rights that went into effect Aug. 1. MDH is working on updating each version of the Home Care Bill of Rights with the changes and will post them on its website when they are available. In the meantime, MDH is directing providers to the following notice to Home Care Providers to guide distribution of the new Bill of Rights language:
All Home Care Providers and Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies
The 2019 Minnesota Legislature passed changes to Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights, effective August 1, 2019. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is currently working on updating each version of the Home Care Bill of Rights with these changes.
Reminder: Home Care providers are responsible to inform all current and future home care clients about these changes and new rights.
Until MDH is able to update each Home Care Bill of Rights version:
- New clients: Home Care providers can meet the requirement to inform new clients about these rights by providing a copy of the 2019 Amendments with the applicable Home Care Bill of Rights version. Obtain the client signature and place in client’s file.
- Current clients: Home Care providers can give a copy of the 2019 Amendments to the client. Providers must maintain documentation of providing the 2019 Amendments. The date and client’s name of when the 2019 Amendment information was given must be maintained to satisfy records requirements. The original signed receipt of the home care bill of rights must be maintained in client files.