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New AL License Requirement Added for Renewals After August 1, 2022

On September 29, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

An announcement from MDH of a new assisted living license requirement has caused some confusion among providers who have just completed their first AL license renewal. The new provision applies to AL licenses renewed beginning August 1, 2022 and requires evidence showing that at least one resident was served during the previous licensing period to the renewal process.

Resident and Family Satisfaction Surveys to Inform Assisted Living Report Card

On September 22, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

In partnership with Vital Research, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Minnesota Board on Aging are preparing for data collection for the Assisted Living Report Card. Assisted living directors will be informed by letter of the plans for this year's statewide assisted living resident quality of life and family satisfaction surveys in early October.

Assisted Living Facility Capacity Changes Can Now Be Requested Throughout the Year

On September 8, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

The Health Regulation Division (HRD) of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will now take requests to change the capacity of assisted living settings any time throughout the year. MDH has reversed its previous practice, which limited change of capacity requests to the time of license renewal.

Assisted Living Bill of Rights Required Notices

On August 11, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

Assisted living providers must issue a new version of the Assisted Living Bill of Rights (144G.91) to all residents and obtain a written acknowledgment of its receipt. The update is necessary because the Minnesota Legislature adopted several changes to the Assisted Living Bill of Rights earlier this year.

Update on Changes to Assisted Living Contracts

On July 28, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge Minnesota has received new and welcome guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) concerning changes to assisted living contracts.

Renew Your Assisted Living License This Week to Avoid Fines

On July 28, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

Current assisted living licenses expire on July 31. Beginning Monday, Aug. 1, assisted living facilities operating without a license will be fined $250 per day.

Licensed Assisted Living Director Course Now Available Online/On-Demand

On June 16, 2022 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota's Assisted Living Director Licensing Course is now available completely virtual, online, and self-paced. It was created to help individuals prepare for the licensing exam as part of the pathway to becoming a licensed assisted living director. 

Assisted Living License Renewals Due Now

On June 16, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge Minnesota would like to remind all licensed assisted living facilities to check the status of their assisted living license renewal application or to apply before July 1 to avoid fines.

No Hospitality Fees for Assisted Living Licensed Facilities

On June 2, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

At a meeting this week with the Food, Pools, and Lodging Services (FPLS) Section of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), regulators clarified that a licensed assisted living facility is not required to pay a hospitality fee. If you received a bill for the hospitality fee, please use the contact info listed to tell MDH that your setting is licensed as assisted living.

Assisted Living License Renewals Now Open

On May 5, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

License renewals for assisted living are now open. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received 115 applications during this first week. If you have not received your renewal information, contact MDH at health.assistedliving@state.mn.us.

Assisted Living License Renewals Open in One Week

On April 28, 2022 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) will be sending you renewal information on or before May 1 for your assisted living license renewal for conversion licenses. MDH developed materials to help you prepare your assisted living license renewal application on the MDH website.

Now Available - Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living Recorded Webinar

On August 11, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

A recording of the July 22 webinar, Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living, is available for purchase to help your assisted living organization comply with new, extensive requirements for disaster planning and emergency preparedness, which incorporate federal preparedness standards. This is an area of scrutiny in assisted living surveys, and recent mock surveys identified substantial gaps in providers' readiness.

Order your copy here.

Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living Recorded Webinar Available

On August 4, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Attention all assisted living providers: the new licensure rules include extensive disaster planning and emergency preparedness requirements, which incorporate federal preparedness standards (Appendix Z) and an "all hazards" approach to ensure adequate planning for natural and man-made disasters.

Emergency Preparedness in Assisted Living – Webinar Recording Now Available

On July 28, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

Attention all assisted living providers – the new licensure rules include extensive requirements for disaster planning and emergency preparedness, which incorporate federal preparedness standards (Appendix Z) and an "all hazards" approach to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters.

Customized Living Providers: Update Your DHS RHCP Record

On July 28, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

As we transition to Assisted Living Licensure on Aug. 1, action is required to be a provider of Medical Assistance waiver programs in the Provider Enrollment record with the Department of Human Services.

Assisted Living Bill of Rights – Complete Yours Today!

On July 28, 2021 by Kari Everson

Implementation of assisted living licensure is only days away, and there are many process changes to both operational and clinical work. A new Assisted Living Bill of Rights was created and posted on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) website many weeks ago. Organizations are required to ensure all residents living in assisted living receive a copy.

Assisted Living Director Licensure Course – Begins Next Week

On July 21, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s highly anticipated Assisted Living Director Licensing Course begins on July 27. It is designed for individuals seeking to become licensed assisted living directors who are not eligible through the legacy pathways.

Survey Forms posted for Assisted Living Licensed Settings

On July 21, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

On Friday, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) posted the forms staff will use to conduct a survey under the new assisted living licensure laws.

Review Recently Published Assisted Living Licensure Rules

On July 21, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced the Notice of Adoption for the Rules Governing Assisted Living Facilities was published in the State Register on July 19. You may review the Notice of Adoption on the Minnesota State Register website, State Register Volume 46, Number 3 (Page 33).

Assisted Living Director Licensure Course – Last Chance to Get in from the Beginning

On July 14, 2021 by Heidi Simpson

LeadingAge Minnesota’s highly anticipated Assisted Living Director Licensing Course begins tomorrow (July 15) with a course orientation; the first course will be on July 27. It is designed for individuals seeking to become licensed assisted living directors who are not eligible through the legacy pathways.

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