Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights

This webpage provides PDF documents of state and federal bill of rights for people receiving health services in the following various care settings and community settings:

Each bill of right document is available in various languages and in regular or large print. Minnesota law requires that patients are informed of their rights in the state settings listed on this page. The information on this page is classified public and can be freely printed and distributed.

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Hospitals

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Nursing Homes and Boarding Care Homes

An updated Combined Nursing Homes and Boarding Care Homes Bill of Rights dated November 28, 2016 is posted below. This version is consistent with the November 28, 2016 federal revisions related to nursing home regulatory rights. These federal changes are effective November 28, 2016.

Please use the Combined Bill of Rights for Nursing Homes and Boarding Care Homes version dated November 28, 2016 for all new admissions November 28, 2016 and after.

The original posted combined Nursing Homes and Boarding Care Homes Bill of Rights dated 11/28/16 included an error in the contact information for the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care and has been corrected. The 800 number and email address originally posted were incorrect.

The correct contact information is:

OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN FOR LONG-TERM CARE
P.O. Box 64971, St. Paul, MN 55164-0971
1-800-657-3591 or 651-431-2555 (metro)
MBA.OOLTC@state.mn.us

All nursing homes and boarding care homes must:

  1. Immediately inform all affected residents and individuals of the correct contact information for the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care.
  2. As soon as possible, no later than May 1, 2017, modify all posted/hard copy information to include the correct contact information for the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care.

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Hospices

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Outpatient Surgical Centers

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Home Care Providers

Supervised Living Facilities

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Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about the bill of rights documents, please contact:

Licensing and Certification Section
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900

Telephone: 651-201-4101
Fax: 651-215-9697
Email: health.fpc-web@state.mn.us

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Updated Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:33AM