Minnesota’s New Assisted Living Licensure Law/Upcoming Call

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

Provisional and Conversion Applications Now Open

MDH’s Health Regulation Division is now accepting Assisted Living License applications for providers interested in providing assisted living services under Minnesota’s new Assisted Living Licensure law. The new Assisted Living Licensure becomes law August 1, 2021.

What is the new law?

Under the new Assisted Living Licensure there are two types of Assisted Living Licenses:

  • Assisted Living Facility License
  • Assisted Living Facility License with Dementia Care.

These licenses replace the combined Comprehensive Home Care License and the Housing with Services registration (which will be discontinued after July 31, 2021).

What are the requirements of the new law?

In 2019, the Minnesota Legislature passed the Assisted Living statues. The requirements that will be necessary for the application process are found in statute 144G.12.

How do I apply?

Start your application by downloading an application at Assisted Living Licensure – Minnesota Department of Health (state.mn.us) to begin the application process:


Current Housing with Services providers should start by checking their registered email on file with MDH for a notification from the Improved Customer Service Delivery (ICSD) portal. Conversion applications must be submitted by June 1, 2021.

Where can I learn more about the new Assisted Living License?

You can find resources including training videos and Frequently Asked Questions on the MDH Health Regulation Division Assisted Living Licensure website:


Find quick answers to your questions at the Assisted Living Resources & FAQs – Minnesota Department of Health (state.mn.us) page:


We are committed to assisting providers through the licensure application process as we work together to provide Minnesotans residing in assisted living with authentic services and protections. Thank you for your service in providing care and services to Minnesotans.

Save the Date!

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Topics: Reviewing application questions and concerns. Providing updates on assisted living licensure progress.
Contact: health.assistedliving@state.mn.us

Please join the Minnesota Department of Health for a presentation regarding assisted living licensure and what it means for you and your business. 

The presentation will be posted to the MDH website on May 12, 2021, the day prior to the call, if you would like to preview or print it in advance of the presentation. Find the presentation document at the link below. Any post-call documents will be added to the same webpage.


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