Descriptions of State Surveys of Home Care Providers

Descriptions of State Surveys of Home Care Providers

Survey Frequency

Temporary license holders must pass an initial full survey before a license will be issued and/or renewed. All other home care licensees will be surveyed on a frequency of at least once every three years. Survey frequency may be based on the license level, the provider’s compliance history, the number of clients served, or other factors as determined by the department deemed necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of clients and compliance with the law.

Types of Surveys

There are five types of surveys:

  • Initial full surveys
  • Core surveys
  • Full surveys
  • Follow-up surveys
  • Complaint investigations

For more information on the types of surveys and the survey process review Minnesota Statute 144A.474 Surveys and Investigations.

You can also download a chart that summarizes the types of surveys here: 

Survey Process: State-Licensed Home Care Providers

Providers can find a Guide to the Survey Process for Home Care Providers and all the forms utilized by the Minnesota Department of Health Home Care and Assisted Living Program staff when conducting home care provider surveys.

Trends Found on Survey

Providers are encouraged to review these common citations found on survey and ensure that your agency is in compliance with the regulations.

Updated Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 03:35PM