MDH Provides Update on the Transition to Assisted Living Licensure

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently provided an update on the status of Assisted Living Licensure in Minnesota that reviewed licensure and the transition process to the new regulatory structure. It also included an overview of licensure, fees and the ability for excluded settings to continue to provide customized living services pending federal waiver approval.  

Background studies. Any new individuals listed on the assisted living facility application who have a direct ownership interest in the license or who are managerial officials are subject to background study requirements. No individual may be involved in the management, operation, or control of an assisted living facility if the individual has been disqualified under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 245C.

Changes of ownership. An assisted living facility registered as a housing with services establishment prior to August 1, 2021, that expects to change ownership on or after August 1, 2021, must submit an assisted living facility change of ownership application along with an assisted living facility license application at least 60 calendar days prior to the anticipated effective date of the sale or transaction.

Please note that providers are not required to apply for an assisted living facility license at this time. Information about the new regulatory responsibilities of assisted living facilities and when and how to apply for an Assisted Living Facility License will be provided in the fall of 2020.

To receive updates on the Assisted Living Licensure Rulemaking process, visit the MDH Assisted Living Licensure Rulemaking website and sign up for “Email Updates.”

Additional information is also available on the MDH assisted living licensure rulemaking website.

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