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Legislative Updates

Federal, State and Local activities by your association.

Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Improvement

Dec 29, 2020

  Assisted Living Licensure Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Improvement Task Force Date: January 4, 2021 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm CST Topic: Discuss and finalize charter. In addition, the task force will establish meeting routine and discuss initial ideas for identifying best practices recommendations. Meeting number (access code): 146 649 5510 Meeting password:…

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COVID-19 Response Summary for Long-term Care Facilities

Dec 22, 2020

COVID-19 Response Summary for Long-term Care Facilities Template: COVID-19 Response Summary for Long-term Care Facilities Use This Sample to develop a Summary for Your Facility Long-term care facilities have put a tremendous amount of effort into keeping our most vulnerable Minnesotans safe from the virus that causes COVID-19. Use this template document to communicate with…

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Assisted Living Licensure Rule Comment Period Now Open

Dec 14, 2020

Assisted Living Licensure Rule Comment Period Now Open The Minnesota Department of Health has opened the official public comment period for new rules that will help establish an assisted living license for senior care facilities in Minnesota. The authority for these rules comes from groundbreaking reform legislation passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into…

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Home Care and Assisted Living Program Licensing, Survey, and Enforcement Modifications

Nov 1, 2020

Home Care and Assisted Living Program Licensing, Survey, and Enforcement Modifications Emergency Executive Order 20-32, issued on April 8, 2020, adopted into Minnesota Session Laws, Chapter 74, Article 1, Section 13, allows the Commissioner of Health to temporarily delay, waive, or modify certain requirements so that the Minnesota Department of Health, and providers, can take…

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Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) Investigation, Background Study, and Enforcement Modifications

Nov 1, 2020

Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) Investigation, Background Study, and Enforcement Modifications Emergency Executive Order 20-32, issued on April 8, 2020, adopted into Minnesota Session Laws, Chapter 74, Article 1, Section 13, allows the Commissioner of Health to temporarily delay, waive, or modify certain requirements so that the Minnesota Department of Health and providers can…

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Staffing Overview FINAL

Oct 21, 2020

Staffing overview FINAL   Minnesota is experiencing an increase in cases of COVID-19, including in long-term care facilities. Staff exposure, in many cases the result of community transmission, has a significant impact on facilities and increases the risk of transmitting the virus to residents. The spread of COVID-19 in long-term care is of great concern.…

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Summary of Resources for LTC Facilities

Oct 21, 2020

Summary of Resources for LTC Facilities   Minnesota is experiencing an increase in cases of COVID-19, including in long-term care facilities. Staff exposure, in many cases the result of community transmission, has a significant impact on facilities and increases the risk of transmitting the virus to residents. The spread of COVID-19 in long-term care is…

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Final Assisted Living Licensure Rules Advisory Committee Meeting

Oct 20, 2020

Final Assisted Living Licensure Rules Advisory Committee Meeting You are receiving this information because we believe you may be interested in developments surrounding the new assisted living licensure in Minnesota, scheduled to go into effect on Aug. 1, 2021. The final meeting of the Assisted Living Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled for Nov. 5,…

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 The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health Update

Oct 11, 2020

 The Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) invites qualified candidates to apply to serve on the newly formed Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes Taskforce. The task force was created as part of new legislation creating an assisted living licensure in Minnesota. The purpose of the task force is to support providers of…

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