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Preparing to Comply with the New Assisted Living Licensure Law – a Four-Part Workshop

On May 5, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The assisted living licensure law represents a significant and historic change in how assisted living is provide and regulated in Minnesota and goes into effect Aug. 1. There is much for providers and individuals to do to prepare for its implementation.

Assisted Living Management Agreement Considerations New Resource

On May 5, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge Minnesota members have access to several new attorney-developed resources related to management agreements under assisted living licensure. The three documents include:

  • Assisted Living Licensing Scenarios - Selected Pros and Cons
  • AL Management Agreement Considerations
  • AL Management Agreement Scenarios

Applications for Assisted Living License and AL Directors Go Live

On May 5, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released the application for assisted living licensure late last week. Additionally, the Board for Executives for Long-term Services and Supports (BELTSS) has launched the application for legacy licensed assisted living directors.

Mark Your Calendar: May 4 Coaching Room for Assisted Living Licensure Applications

On April 28, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

On May 4 from 3-4 p.m., LeadingAge Minnesota will focus the regularly occurring Coaching Room on applications for assisted living licensure and the Uniform Checklist Disclosure of Services, a component necessary for application.

Assisted Living Licensure Education and Training Offerings

On April 28, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The Assisted Living Licensure law represents a significant and historic change in how assisted living is provide and regulated in Minnesota and goes into effect August 1, 2021. There is much for providers and individuals to do to be prepared for its implementation.

MDH Submits Modifications to Assisted Living Licensure Rule, Requests Reconsideration

On April 28, 2021 by Kari Thurlow

On April 16, MDH filed a response to the Proposed Assisted Living Licensure Rules to the Office of Administrative hearings and requested that Chief Judge Starr review and approve the rule with the modifications proposed. Modifications were made necessary dues to the disapproval of certain aspects of the rule as originally submitted. Other modifications were suggested by the Administrative Law Judge for clarity. 

LeadingAge Minnesota Will Offer Assisted Living Director Licensing Course

On April 21, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Effective August 2021, every assisted living and assisted living with dementia care licensed setting must have a Licensed Assisted Living Director. LeadingAge Minnesota will offer a training course to help prepare individuals for the licensure exam starting this summer.

Assisted Living Licensure Program Track Featured at 2021 Institute

On April 21, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota has developed numerous resources and training offerings to help members prepare for Assisted Living Licensure, which goes into effect on August 1, 2021.

The 2021 Institute, May 18-21, features 11 sessions specifically devoted to the topic, and we encourage you to attend and learn more about preparing for this upcoming change.

Assisted Living Licensure Rules Report Update

On April 21, 2021 by Kari Thurlow

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has filed a response to modify the Proposed Rules Governing Assisted Living Facilities, requesting that the judge review and approve the rule in its entirety with its suggested modifications.

April 22 Webinar: Notice Requirements for Assisted Living Licensure Transitions

On April 14, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Attend a webinar on April 22 to learn about the Consumer Notification Requirements under the new Assisted Living Licensure Transition legislation passed in December 2020. Understand what it is designed to address, what will be required of your organization in providing notices to current residents, and other essential guidance on how to comply with the new law. 

Click here for details and registration.

Office of Administrative Hearings Released Report on Proposed Assisted Living Licensure Rules

On April 14, 2021 by Kari Thurlow

The Assisted Living Licensure (ALL) Rules Report was issued late last week from Chief Judge Starr and Judge Ann O’Reilly.

Several parts of the proposed rule were disapproved, and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) must now decide whether to correct the defects associated with the proposed rules. The Department has several options. It can adopt the corrective actions described by the ALJ and Chief Judge to cure the defects, or it can submit its proposed rules to the Legislative Coordinating Commission for advice and comment. That can take up to 60 days and seems unlikely to be used in this case.

New! BELTSS Releases Assisted Living Director Licensure Application

On April 14, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) has announced that Minnesota Rule 6400.5000 regarding the licensing of assisted living directors has been approved, allowing the legal authority to begin online applications on April 19. Application information and online application can be accessed via the Board’s website.

April 12 Webinar Sheds Light on Navigating Assisted Living Licensure Laws & Rules

On April 7, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

A significant step in preparing for Assisted Living (AL) Licensure is reading and understanding the Minnesota statutes, laws and rules that govern it. AL directors are required to attest to having completed this requirement on both the AL licensure application and their application to become a licensed assisted living director.

House Includes Proposed Changes to Assisted Living Licensure Laws

On April 7, 2021 by Kari Thurlow

As part of the Minnesota Legislature's budget process, the House of Representatives has included in its Health and Human Services (HHS) omnibus budget bills critical changes to the assisted living licensure law that could significantly disrupt implementation.

Completing the Assisted Living Licensure Application Form – April 7 Webinar 

On March 31, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

The Assisted Living Licensure application form is not yet final, but you can start preparing for the formal application due on June 1.

Attorneys from Lathrop GPM LLP, Minneapolis, a LeadingAge Minnesota business partner, will lead a webinar on April 7, First Step Toward AL Licensure: Preparing to Complete Your Application Form, to help providers start the application process.

Click here to register.

April 12 Webinar Sheds Light on Navigating Assisted Living Licensure Laws and Rules

On March 31, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

A significant step in preparing for the implementation of Assisted Living (AL) Licensure is reading and understanding the Minnesota statutes, laws and rules that govern it. AL directors will be required to attest to completing this requirement on both the AL licensure application and their application to become a licensed assisted living director. 

Preparing for Assisted Living Licensure: Postings and Disclosures

On March 31, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

In preparation for assisted living licensure, LeadingAge Minnesota has developed a checklist to comply with new posting and disclosures required as a condition of licensure. You can use the checklist to ensure you have all necessary disclosures, postings and information that must be provided, offered and made available upon request.

April 7 Webinar Helps Prepare for Completing Assisted Living Licensure Application Form

On March 24, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

While Minnesota’s Assisted Living Licensure application form is not yet final and published, we expect it will be public on or about May 1. That leaves just a few short weeks for providers wanting to become licensed assisted living settings to complete their application in time to meet the June 1 deadline already in statute. MN Statute 144G.12 outlines several requirements that we expect to be on the application form, and you can start preparing now.

MDH Schedules Next Two Assisted Living Licensure Webinars

On March 24, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health has scheduled two calls regarding assisted living licensure for providers on April 8 and April 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Assisted Living Licensure Rules Report Deadline Extended

On March 24, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Department of Health’s proposed rules governing assisted living facilities are pending before Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Ann O’Reilly. We anticipated that ALJ O’Reilly would issue her Rule Report last week. Instead, Chief Administrative Law Judge Jenny Starr issued an order extending the deadline allowing until Monday, March 29, to complete the Rule Report.

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