Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights

This page provides a list of documents with state and federal rights for people receiving health services in various care settings and in community settings. The documents are available in various languages and are available in regular or large print.

We are working hard to keep the information current in the documents linked to this page. It is important to check the Updates section of this page for changes before downloading documents for printing. If the corrections have not been made to the original files, please correct any printed copies before distribution.

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Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Hospices

Outpatient Surgical Centers

Home Care Providers

The information on this page is classified public and can be freely printed and distributed.

Updates

2013

Arabic, Khmer, Oromo and Vietnamese translations added. Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Russian and Laotian updated or new translated versions posted of Combined Hospice Bill of Rights, Minnesota Hospice Bill of Rights, Minnesota Outpatient Surgical Center Patient's Bill of Rights, Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights, Combined Bill of Rights for Home Care, Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights for Assisted Living Clients, Combined Bill of Rights for Assisted Living Clients, Minnesota Bill of Rights for Home Care Services Exempted from Licensure.

October 2001

Resident Bill of Rights (Nursing Homes) also known as Your Rights Under the Combined Federal and Minnesota Resident Bill of Rights

Telephone Numbers--DHS Surveillance & Integrity Review Services
(800) 657-3750 or (651) 296-2680 (Metro)

This information is located at the end of the document in the Resource area.
Corrections have been made to the English version only.

Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights--Address and telephone number changes.
Corrections to English version only.

Combined Bill of Rights for Home Care--Address and telephone changes, and the addition of two paragraphs at the end of the document.
Corrections to English version only.

January 2002

Combined Bill of Rights for Home Care and the Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights--
Item # 12--Please note the correct citation number is 144.335. Corrections have been made to the English versions, Large and Small Print. It has not been corrected on the versions in other languages, which include: Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Russian, and Laotian.

September 2003

Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights--Expanded to include entire text of Interpretation and Enforcement of Rights.  Effective 9/24/03. Corrections have been made to the English versions, Large and Small Print. It has not been corrected on the versions in other languages, which include: Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Russian, and Laotian.

September 2004

Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights-- Revised Effective 9/4/04 to exclude reference to hospice statutes. Corrections have been made to the English versions, Large and Small Print. It has not been corrected on the versions in other languages, which include: Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Russian, and Laotian.

Combined Bill of Rights for Home Care -- Revised Effective 9/4/04. Corrections have been made to the English versions, Large and Small Print. It has not been corrected on the versions in other languages, which include: Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Russian, and Laotian.

March 2009

Minnesota Bill of Rights for Home Care Services - English Version - Regular and Large Print.

Contact Information

If you wish to discuss translation concerns about the Bill of Rights documents, please contact:

Mary Cahill
Minnesota Department of Health
Compliance Monitoring Division
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900

Telephone: 651-201-4101
Fax: 651-201-3702

For information about the Bill of Rights' provisions and the use in the facilities, please contact:

Mary Absolon, Program Manager
Licensing and Certification Section
Compliance Monitoring Division
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900

Telephone: 651-201-4101
Fax: 651-201-4110

 

Updated Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:58AM