About the Engineering Services Program

The Engineering Services Section is responsible for the enforcement of state and federal rules and regulations relating to physical plant for purposes of state licensure and federal certification of health care facilities. The scope of these responsibilities encompasses both construction of new spaces and modifications to existing spaces. The Section is also responsible for the ongoing Life Safety Code survey program for Medicare and Medicaid certification of those facilities.

Engineering Services receives plans and specifications for 20 to 30 construction projects each month. The annual value of these constructions projects is generally $200 to $250 million. These projects range from construction of a completely new health care facility to remodeling of existing interior spaces. The section also plays a key role in the Moratorium Exception review process.

To find out more about the services provided, or to discuss any new or existing projects, please contact the staff engineers by telephone or in writing:

Robert F. Dehler, P.E., Program Manager
Telephone: (651) 201-3710
Email: robert.dehler@state.mn.us

Gennadiy Begelman, P.E. Engineer Senior
Telephone: (651) 201-3712
Email: gennadiy.begelman@state.mn.us

Rex Stromquist, P.E., Engineer Principal
Telephone: (651) 201-3713
Email: rex.stromquist@state.mn.us

Benjamin Zwart , P.E., Engineer Principal
Telephone: (651) 201-3715
Email: benjamin.zwart@state.mn.us

Roxanne Beyer, Program Administrator
Telephone: (651) 201-4229
Email: roxanne.beyer@state.mn.us

For correspondence or submittals using the United States Postal Service, please send to:

Minnesota Department of Health
Health Regulation Division
Engineering Services Section
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900

For submittal by courier service, please send to:

Minnesota Department of Health
Health Regulation Division
Engineering Services Section
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

For general questions regarding physical plant requirements in health care facilities, please send an email to: health.healthcareengineers@state.mn.us.

Questions regarding specific projects should be addressed to the engineer assigned to the project.

Engineering Services is part of the Minnesota Department of Health, Health Regulation Division.

Updated Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:07AM