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The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing new rules governing assisted living facilities, chapter 4659. You are receiving this message because you may want or need to know about developments affecting assisted living services in Minnesota.

The new assisted living licensure will go into effect on August 1, 2021.

The proposed rules are available online at Assisted Living Facilities Proposed Rules — 10/8/20 (PDF). A Notice of Hearing will be published later this year, which will start a 30-day public comment period.

For more information please visit the MDH Assisted Living Licensure website.

Thank you for your interest in the new assisted living licensure to better protect our vulnerable citizens.


 

Assisted Living Licensure

The Assisted Living Licensure law under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144G was passed by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature. The law established regulatory standards governing the provision of housing and services in assisted living facilities and assisted living facilities with dementia care to help ensure the health, safety, well-being, and appropriate treatment of residents. It also authorized the commissioner to adopt rules for all assisted living facilities that promote person-centered planning and service delivery and optimal quality of life, and that ensure resident rights are protected, resident choice is allowed, and public health and safety is ensured. The law and rules will go into effect August 1, 2021.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is proposing new rules governing assisted living facilities, chapter 4659. A notice was published in the State Register on August 12, 2019, requesting public comment on the rulemaking process. MDH encourages public input. The proposed rules are now available to view at Assisted Living Facilities Proposed Rules – 10/8/20 (PDF).