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Last Installment of Preparing for Assisted Living Licensure Webinar Series is March 9

On March 3, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Register now for the third part of our Preparing for Assisted Living Licensure Webinar Series on March 9, which covers Notices of Service Termination, Discharges and Appeals.

The first two sessions in this series were recorded and can be purchased for viewing. Contact Ashley Rogers at arogers@leadingagemn.org.

Click here for information and registration.

MDH to Host Two Assisted Living Licensure Webinars

On March 3, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health will host two webinars on assisted living licensure in upcoming days.

First, on March 4 from 10-11:30 a.m., MDH will host a presentation regarding assisted living licensure in relation to customized living providers. Presentation materials will after the call at Assisted Living Fact Sheets.

DHS Works to Align Customized Living with Assisted Living Licensure

On March 3, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

On Feb. 18, DHS sent a communication to all enrolled customized living providers about new assisted living facility licensure requirements and how they affect providers’ ability to provide customized living services. The communication was sent to each provider’s MN-ITS.

Preparing for Assisted Living Licensure Webinar Series Continues

On February 24, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Assisted Living Licensure will bring significant changes to our landscape which must be implemented in a very short timeframe, and it’s not possible to overprepare. The first installment of the Preparing for Minnesota’s Assisted Living Licensure webinar series last week was attended by more than 200 providers and received rave reviews.

MDH to Host A Conversation about Customized Living and Assisted Living Licensure

On February 24, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health will host a presentation regarding assisted living licensure and customized living (waiver services) on Thursday, March 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Legacy Licensed Assisted Living Director Application Slated for April

On February 17, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Last week, the Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) updated the projected time frame for licensed assisted living director (LALD) applications to be available. We now anticipate that the applications will be available in April for those eligible as legacy directors.

MDH Announces Webinar on Assisted Living Licensure

On February 10, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health is offering a webinar on Thursday Feb. 18, 2021, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Information will be provided regarding changes to the laws that affect home care, assisted living and housing with services providers in relation to assisted living licensure.

Public Comment Period on Assisted Living Licensure Concludes

On February 10, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The public comment period on the proposed rules for assisted living closed on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 4:30 p.m. In addition to comments provided during the public hearing held Jan. 19 and 20, over 275 were submitted to the administrative law judge (ALJ) on the topic of assisted living licensure.

Prepare for Assisted Living Licensure – A Three-Part Webinar Series

On February 3, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Preparing for Minnesota’s Assisted Living Licensure is a three-part webinar series to help prepare providers with a basic knowledge and understanding of the Assisted Living Licensure requirements which will be implemented in Minnesota on August 1, 2021. The series is facilitated by attorneys from business partner firm Fredrickson & Byron, PA.

Assisted Living Licensure Rules Comment Period ends Tuesday

On February 3, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The assisted living licensure rule comment period ends Tuesday, and it is not too late to make your voices heard! We strongly encourage you to submit comments before the public comment period closes. The deadline to submit comments is 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2021. You can submit a comment electronically, found at https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/.

Three-Part Webinar Series Helps Prepare for Minnesota’s Assisted Living Licensure

On January 27, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Preparing for Minnesota’s Assisted Living Licensure (ALL) is a three-part webinar series beginning on Feb. 16, 2021 to equip providers with essential knowledge and understanding of the proposed rule ahead of the licensure requirements which will be implemented on Aug. 1, 2021.

Office of Administrative Hearings Holds Hearings on Proposed Assisted Living Licensure Laws

On January 20, 2021 by Kari Thurlow

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) conducted a remote-access public hearing on the proposed assisted living licensure rules on Jan. 19th and 20th. This is a critical step in finalizing the rules that will govern assisted living providers under the assisted living licensure law that takes effect later this year.

In Case You Missed It: Assisted Living Licensure Rulemaking Webinar

On January 6, 2021 by Libbie Chapuran

In December, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) published Proposed Rules and Notice of Hearing in the State Register. This effectively begins the formal public comment period on the proposed rules that will govern licensed assisted living settings after Aug. 1, 2021. This is a significant advocacy opportunity for LeadingAge Minnesota members, as the process invites the public to weigh in on the rules and express support or concerns.

JOIN US: Learn How You Can Impact the Assisted Living Licensure Rulemaking Process

On December 23, 2020 by Libbie Chapuran

Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) published Proposed Rules and Notice of Hearing in the State Register. This effectively begins the formal public comment period on the proposed rules that will govern licensed assisted living settings after Aug. 1, 2021. This is a significant advocacy opportunity for LeadingAge Minnesota members, as the process invites the public to weigh in on the rules and express support or concerns.

MDH Publishes Proposed Assisted Living Licensure Rules and Notice of Hearing

On December 16, 2020 by Kari Thurlow

On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) published Proposed Rules and Notice of Hearing in the State Register. This effectively begins the formal public comment period on the proposed rules that will govern licensed assisted living settings after Aug. 1, 2021.  This is a significant advocacy opportunity for LeadingAge Minnesota members, as the process invites the public to weigh in on the rules and express support or concerns.

Assisted Living Licensure Technical Changes Legislation Advances in 7th Special Session

On December 16, 2020 by Kari Thurlow

Legislature Adjourns without Bridge Funding for LTC COVID-19 Response

The Minnesota Legislature met yesterday for the seventh special session of 2020, required as the Governor extended the Peacetime Emergency for another 30 days, and to pass the latest round of COVID-19 relief.  A $216 million COVID 19 relief package received bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate and is on its way to the Governor for his signature. The bill includes:

Licensed Assisted Living Director Rules Published

On December 2, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) has published the draft rules for the licensure of assisted living directors and has reached the hearing process. Included in the draft rules (pages 515-539) are requirements for licensure, courses, the director in residence requirements, course provider program review and continuing education. The draft rules and Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) for the Licensed Assisted Living Directors (LALDs) can be accessed on the BELTSS website.

MDH Home Care Matters Call Provides Information on Transition to Assisted Living Licensure

On December 2, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

In a special “Home Care Matters” call this week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) provided basic information on assisted living licensure and the transition for settings currently registered as Housing with Services Establishments with “arranged home care providers” to licensure as assisted living facilities.

Home Care and Assisted Living Providers – Save the Date

On November 18, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

A special “Home Care Matters Call” will be held Monday, November 30, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The call will cover Assisted Living Licensure topics and discussion. A full announcement with call-in information is expected today and we will share additional detail in next week’s Advantage. Also expected later this week is an FAQ that MDH will cover during the call.

Assisted Living Director Rules to be Posted for Public Comment December 1

On November 4, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

On October 25th, staff of the Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) submitted the draft Licensed Assisted Living Director rules to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The rules will be posted for a 30-day public comment period to begin December 1, 2020 (LeadingAge Minnesota will provide a link as soon as it is available). A Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) has also been prepared and can be viewed on the BELTSS website along with the updated rule draft.

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