About the Home Care Provider Advisory Council

About the Home Care Provider Advisory Council


The Home Care Provider Advisory Council is authorized in Minnesota Statutes, section 144A.4799. Its purpose is to provide advice to the Home Care and Assisted Living Program in the Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health, the regulatory authority for licensed home care providers. This includes advice on the following: 

  • community standards for home care practices,
  • enforcement of licensing standards and disciplinary actions,
  • distribution of information to providers and consumers,
  • training standards,
  • emerging issues,
  • allowable home care licensing modifications and exemptions, and
  • other duties as directed by the commissioner.

The council is composed of the following:

  • three public members,
  • three Minnesota home care licensees representing basic and comprehensive levels of licensure,
  • one member representing the Minnesota Board of Nursing,
  • and one member representing the Ombudsman for Long Term Care.

Terms of service are four years. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis, for approximately two hours, in St. Paul. Persons interested in serving on the council must submit an application to the Office of the Secretary of State, which handles applications for open appointments to state boards, councils and other bodies. The Commissioner of Health is the appointing authority. Non-agency members receive a $55 per diem for each meeting attended. Application forms and related information can be obtained by contacting the Secretary of State at:

Secretary of State - Open Appointments
State Office Building, Room 180
100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-1299
Phone: 651-296-2803 Fax: 651-296-9073
Email: open.appointments@state.mn.us
Website: www.sos.state.mn.us

Updated Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 08:36AM