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MDH Edits Electronic Monitoring Consent Forms for Clarity

On January 21, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has posted revised versions of the Electronic Monitoring consent forms originally released in December. To make it easier for consumers to find and access the forms, MDH has posted them to a newly-created webpage.  

Now Available: Electronic Monitoring Consent Forms

On January 7, 2020 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health has released an Informational Bulletin and Consent forms for the Electronic Monitoring law that went into effect on Jan. 1.  

Electronic Monitoring: Consent Form Pending Final MDH Approval

On December 18, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, there will be new protections and consent procedures for residents and families, and roommates where applicable, who instill hidden electronic monitoring devices. The new law requires you to have each resident fill out a form to be provided by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The form has not been finalized by MDH.  

Now Available: Sample Templates for Electronic Monitoring Policies and Communications

On December 3, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

As we covered in last week’s Advantage, LeadingAge Minnesota in partnership with Voigt, Rode, Boxeth and Coffin have developed sample templates to assist you in developing policies and communications for the new electronic monitoring requirements that go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The templates are now available!  

Coming Soon: Electronic Monitoring Templates

On November 26, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The new electronic monitoring requirements for nursing homes and assisted living go into effect Jan. 1, 2020. To help you prepare for the new requirements, we will soon provide you with templates you can use to develop policies and communicate the changes to residents and staff. 

Free Clock Hour on New Electronic Monitoring Law

On September 24, 2019 by Adam Suomala

October District Meetings will feature a one-hour session on the new electronic monitoring law that will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. Business Partner Attorney Rebecca Coffin will review what the current law says (and doesn’t say), as well as the changes ahead that you need to understand for when the people you serve want to install an electronic monitoring device.  

House and Senate Pass HHS Bills; Next Stop – Conference Committee

On April 30, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

The Legislature returned from its spring recess and picked up the pace on passing its major finance bills, including the Health and Human Services budget. 

Senate HHS Budget Bills: No Cuts to Nursing Homes; Rate Enhancement for Some EW Providers

On April 10, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

The two Minnesota Senate Committees that have oversight over the Health and Human Services (HHS) budgets unveiled their omnibus budget bills this week. We were very pleased that the Senate bills do not include the Governor's proposals to cut nursing home funding or create a new, but seriously flawed, property rate system for nursing homes.  

MDH Commissioner Malcolm Shares Progress Report on OHFC, Abuse Working Groups

On January 29, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Commissioner Jan Malcolm shared updates regarding improvements at the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) and overviews of the work done on the Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Working Groups in front of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee and the House Long-term Care Subcommittee.   

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