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Mid-Session Legislative Update

On April 4, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

The Minnesota Capitol is quiet this week as lawmakers are in the middle of a 10-day spring break recess. The following is a mid-session legislative update and a summary of the some of the key issues we are tracking: 

OLA Recommendations Could Define Session Outcomes for Vulnerable Adult Protection

On March 6, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Office of Legislative Auditor (OLA) yesterday released its 2018 Evaluation Report of the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC). The report recommends several actions the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Legislature could take to better protect vulnerable adults, several of which align with the Long-Term Care Imperative policy priorities.   

REGISTER TODAY! Day at the Capitol 2018

On February 14, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

The 2018 Day at the Capitol will be held on March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join your fellow members and be an advocate for those you serve and their caregivers. REGISTER TODAY

2018 Session Preview Now Available On-Demand for LAMN Members

On February 14, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

The Minnesota Legislature is scheduled to convene on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and aging services providers have a lot at stake. LeadingAge Minnesota hosted an interactive legislative session preview webinar for members in January. Members who were unable to join us can now access the webinar. 

Senator Housley Hosts Listening Sessions Throughout the State

On February 14, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

State Senators are holding a series of listening sessions focused on aging and long-term care issues across Minnesota throughout February and April. The listening sessions, hosted by Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point), chair of the Senate Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee, are designed to be a venue for vulnerable Minnesotans and their families to share their stories. 

Long-Term Care Imperative Shares Reform Recommendations to Address Maltreatment

On January 31, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

Two Minnesota Senate committees held a joint hearing last week regarding the state’s handling of vulnerable adult maltreatment complaints. LeadingAge Minnesota and its partner in the Long-Term Care Imperative (LTCI) testified at the hearing, and shared several recommendations for policy reforms that could be passed in the next legislative session to address ongoing concerns. 

Spread the Word: Promote the Face Aging MN Interactive Map

On January 23, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

We know it’s going to take a lot of us working together to best prepare Minnesota for the impact and opportunities of its fast-growing aging population. We need your help to start this important conversation in communities across the state. Join us in promoting the new Face Aging MN interactive map. 

2018 Legislative Session: Get the Pre-Session Scoop

On January 16, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

Join us for a preview of the 2018 Legislative Session via webinar on Jan. 31 from 1 – 2 p.m. The 2018 Legislative Session will convene on Feb. 20 and will likely be a short, focused session. Although it is not a budget year, lawmakers promised to address many important issues, including the protection of vulnerable adults. 

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