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BELTSS Press Release Updates Status of LALD Applications

On May 26, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Earlier this week, the Board of Executives for Long-term Services and Supports (BELTSS) requested patience from Licensed Assisted Living Director (LALD) applicants, provided an update on the licensing of Assisted Living Directors, and communicated a delay in the opening of applications for AL Directors in Residence.

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.

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.

HCBS and LALD Grant Applications Due April 6

On March 31, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Office of Rural Health and Primary Care has confirmed that the Licensed Assisted Living Director (LALD) training program is eligible for funding through the Home and Community Based Scholarship Grant Program. Apply today!

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.

LALD Training Covered by HCBS Scholarship

On March 24, 2021 by Jenna Kellerman

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Office of Rural Health and Primary Care has confirmed that the Licensed Assisted Living Director (LALD) training program is eligible for funding through the Home and Community Based Scholarship Grant Program. Apply today!

The application deadline has been extended to April 6 at 11:59 p.m. Find the HCBS Scholarship Program details, application, and forms on the MDH website. Grants will run for 24 months, starting on July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023.

Updated Date and Time: Legacy Licensed Assisted Living Director Application Process Coaching Room

On March 3, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Join us on March 17 at 2 p.m. for an open discussion on the application process for licensing as an Assisted Living Director (LALD). To accommodate a Minnesota Department of Health webinar on assisted living licensure on March 18 from 10 - 11:30 a.m., we moved the LALD Coaching Room from its original date and time.

Legacy Licensed Assisted Living Director Application Process Featured in Coaching Room March 18

On February 24, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

Join us on March 18 at 10 a.m. for an open discussion on the application process for licensing as an Assisted Living Director (LALD). The session will provide an overview of the application process for individuals who qualify as legacy directors. There will be ample time for individual questions.

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.

LeadingAge Minnesota to Offer Assisted Living Director Licensing Course

On January 13, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge Minnesota is in the process of applying to be an approved provider of the training that will be required for an individual seeking an assisted living director licensure in Minnesota. This training will be required of anyone who does not meet the requirements to apply for licensure as a legacy director.

Applications for Licensing of Assisted Living Directors Available Soon

On January 13, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

As a result of the 2019 assisted living licensure law effective Aug. 1, 2021, every licensed assisted living setting in Minnesota will require a Licensed Assisted Living Director (LALD). The Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) will open their online application system in waves based on current qualifications, beginning with those who can qualify for legacy licensure. Legacy licensure, up to this point, has been referred to as “grandfathering” or “grandparenting.”

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.

BENHA is now BELTSS

On July 8, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) officially changed its name July. The statutory change in the board’s name to the Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) reflects the changing paradigm of long-term care services and the planned July 1, 2021 new licensure category for Licensed Assisted Living Directors. 

BENHA Accepting Public Comment on Proposed Rules for Licensed Assisted Living Directors

On March 3, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) has published the proposed rule for Licensed Assisted Living Directors and is accepting public comments through May 4. 

BENHA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rules for Health Service Executive

On February 18, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) has published the notice of proposed rules for the Health Service Executive, which applies to individuals eligible or desiring the national Health Service Executive credential.  

The Pace Picks Up in Assisted Living Licensure Rulemaking

On December 10, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

LeadingAge Minnesota staff and members are participating in three processes this week that will shape the next generation of assisted living.  

LeadingAge MN Weighs In: Licensed Assisted Living Director Rule

On November 20, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

LeadingAge Minnesota last week submitted recommendations and guidance to the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) on several issues related to rules development of the Licensed Assisted Living Director credential. 

Assisted Living Licensure Rulemaking Update

On November 13, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

The two rulemaking processes designed to flesh out the details related to the assisted living licensure and licensed assisted living directors under the 2019 Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act are underway. 

BENHA Continues Rules Development Team for Licensed Assisted Living Directors

On September 3, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

The rulemaking process to establish directives related to licensure of assisted living directors is currently underway. An Assisted Living Rules Development Team is developing draft rules and the process is moving quickly. 

BENHA Establishes Rule Development Team for Licensed Assisted Living Directors

On July 30, 2019 by Bobbie Guidry

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) has developed a Rules Development Team, which held its first meeting last week, to facilitate rulemaking for the licensure of Assisted Living Directors. 

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