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Interim Manager to Lead DHS Inspector General Office

On July 30, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Acting Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Pam Wheelock tnamed Bob Jacobson to manage the Office of Inspector General on an interim basis.  

DWRS, Vulnerable Adults Legislation Advance in House Omnibus HHS/Transportation Bill

On May 2, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

The Minnesota House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the House Omnibus Health, Human Services, and Transportation Budget bill (HF 3138 – Dean). The bill, which passed on a 82 to 43 vote, contains a number of provisions important to senior service providers including the Vulnerable Adults Maltreatment Prevention and Protection Act (HF 3308 – Kiel, as amended in HHS) and funding for DWRS (HF 3191 – Schomacker). 

Problematic Provisions Remain as Senate Vulnerable Adults Legislation Progresses

On May 2, 2018 by Libbie Chapuran

The Minnesota Senate has advanced a bill that would significantly alter many provisions that impact the way aging services providers serve older adults in long-term care settings.

Fee Increases Support Vulnerable Adult Protection

On May 31, 2017 by Jodi Boyne

Governor Mark Dayton's proposal to increase licensure fees on nursing homes and home care providers to enhance staffing for the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) and respond to the backlog of vulnerable adult maltreatment reports was signed into law.  

The Power of Could: New Video on Reporting Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment

On October 19, 2016 by Jodi Boyne

A new video designed to bring public awareness to the issue of maltreatment of vulnerable adults is now available from the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center. 

MDH Report Highlights Senior Care Drug Diversions

On December 30, 2015 by Jodi Boyne

Drug diversions in health care facilities accounted for about 20 percent of the 141 substantiated allegations of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of vulnerable adults between July 2013 and June 2014, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

Partners Panel Update

On November 4, 2015 by Danielle Salisbury

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) provided updates on the Ombudsman Final Rule, the National Core Indicators Survey, the Service Access Study, the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Critical Access Study, the Gaps Analysis Survey and the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) at the Partners Panel last week.

Update on Maltreatment Reports for Care Centers and Others

On July 8, 2015 by Mary Youle

Some care centers continue to have questions about filing reports regarding maltreatment of a vulnerable adult as required by state and federal law under the new Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC).

DHS Hosts Training for New Statewide Reporting System on June 25

On June 3, 2015 by Darrell Shreve

In preparation for the new Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) that launches July 1, the Minnesota Department of Human Services will host a video conference on Thursday, June 25. We encourage you to make sure that at least one employee participate in this training. 

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