Update on Status of Assisted Living Licensure in Minnesota

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

New Assisted Living licensure goes into effect for the state of Minnesota on August 1, 2021.  The Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is developing new rules for the assisted living laws, chapter 144g.  https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/assistedliving/index.html is the website that provides information on this rulemaking process.  On the right side of this website, you can sign up for email updates regarding the process. 

On July 23, 2020, a 3-page Assisted Living Licensure in Minnesota: Making the Transition document was posted to this website.  You’ll find this information within that document:

  • New Legislation Creates Assisted Living License
  • One License That Combines Housing and Services
  • Fees
  • Impact to Department of Human Services Programs
  • Assisted Living Facility Requirements

Providers are not required to apply for an assisted living license at this time.  You will want to read and share the transition document as well as sign up for email updates (1st paragraph of this blog) to be informed of what you need to do leading up to August 1, 2021.  It’s but a short year away.

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