Comprehensive Home Care Provider Licensing
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Beginning January 1, 2014, MDH will begin to accept applications for new temporary licenses under the new home care law that passed in the 2013 legislative session. This page contains reference material, forms and documents required to make a new application for a temporary license to operate as Comprehensive Home Care Provider in the state of Minnesota. New applicants will be issued a temporary license upon approval of their application, which will be effective for one year.
Please do not use these forms to renew a current license. Currently licensed providers will receive separate notification and instructions to convert to the new licensing structure. Starting July 1, 2014, all home care providers licensed by MDH prior to January 1, 2014 will transition to the new set of requirements upon their regular license renewal date. If you are a current provider, you should continue to operate under your existing license and current law until the date of your renewal occurring between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. More information will be provided to you about how to convert to the new license classification as we near July 1, 2014.
If you are making an application for a change of ownership, please use this form if your change of ownership will be effective July 1, 2014 or after.
Required Forms and Documents
Statement of Home Care Services – Comprehensive Home Care Provider (PDF: 55KB/1 page)
This Statement of Home Care Services form may be used to meet the requirement that a home care provider must provide to each client a written statement that identifies the services which the provider is authorized to provide, and which services the provider cannot provide under the scope of the provider’s license, as outlined in MN Stat. Sec. 144A.4791, subd. 3.
Related Home Care Statutes
Minnesota Statutes: | 144A.43 | 144A.44 | 144A.45 | 144A.471 | 144A.472 | 144A.473 | 144A.474 | 144A.475 | 144A.476 | 144A.477 | 144A.478 | 144A.479 | 144A.4791 | 144A.4792 | 144A.4793 | 144A.4794 | 144A.4795 | 144A.4796 | 144A.4797 | 144A.4798 | 144A.481 | 626.556 | 626.557 | 626.5572 |
All of the new licensing requirements that passed in the 2013 legislative session and updated in the 2014 legislative session can be found in this document: Home Care Laws 2014 (PDF: 2MB/249 pages)
Please note that this document also includes Chapter 144D relating to Housing with Services and Chapter 144G relating to Assisted Living Services.
Medicare-Certified Home Health Agencies: All of the licensing requirements that passed in the 2013 legislative session and updated in the 2014 legislative session, including the state licensure regulations that are considered equivalent to the federal requirements per Minnesota Statutes, section 144A.477, can be found in this document. The relevant text is highlighted in yellow: Home Care Laws 2014 - Highlighted (PDF: 2.14MB/249 pages)
Home Care Bill of Rights
Surveyor Training Materials
Training Videos for Providers
Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers: Temporary License and Temporary License Survey WebEx
Click on Recorded Sessions on the left side of the page, then click Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers: Temporary License and Temporary License Survey. This WebEx is meant to be viewed with the Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers script and handout.
- Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers - WebEx Slides and Script (PDF: 51KB/3 pages)
- Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers - WebEx Handout (PDF: 69KB/2 pages)
Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes & Transition Period WebEx
Click on Recorded Sessions on the left side of the page, then click Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes & Transition Period. This WebEx is meant to be viewed with the Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes script and handout.
- Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes - WebEx Slides and Script (PDF: 73KB/5 pages)
- Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes - WebEx Handout (PDF: 38KB/4 pages)
For more information on the home care regulations for the previous licensing structure (i.e. Classes A, B, C & F), see Licensure Application Forms, Federal Certification, and Information for Health Care Providers.
See the Information Bulletin web site for bulletins coded "HC" and "All Providers". Scroll down to "Information Bulletins by Year" and then click on the list for each year to find the appropriate bulletins. To receive notification of new Information Bulletins posted, "Subscribe" to the Information Bulletin Index and you will receive notification by email when there is a new Information Bulletin posted.
For more information please contact the Home Care and Assisted Living Program:
MN Department of Health
Home Care and Assisted Living Program
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900