Home Care Licensing Changes 2013
The Minnesota Department of Health is in the process of implementing new home care licensing regulations that were passed during the 2013 Legislative Session.
The health department will phase in these regulations during the next two years.
Notice of Public Meeting
The Home Care Provider Advisory Council for the Minnesota Department of Health will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, December 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Home Care and Assisted Living Program at 651-201-5273 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is invited to attend.
Anna Heilmaier Meeting Room
Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107
Free parking ramp
Home Care Provider Advisory Council Positions
The Home Care and Assisted Living Program has two open positions for public members on the Home Care Provider Advisory Council.
“Public Member” is defined as “a person who is not, or never was, a member of the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated or the spouse of any such person, or a person who does not have or has never had, a material financial interest in either the providing of the professional service being licensed or regulated or an activity directly related to the profession or occupation being licensed or regulated.” (MN Statute 214.01). In addition, qualified applicants will either be receiving home care services or have a family member receiving services or have received home care services within five years of the application date.
Interested parties can apply by visiting the website of the Office of the Secretary of State and clicking on the December 2014 link under Current Vacancies.
Laws and Legislation
Comments requested regarding integrated licensing implementation for Minnesota Department of Health licensed home care providers (144a) and Minnesota Department of Human Services licensed home and community based services (245d)
Training Videos for Providers
Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers: Temporary License and Temporary License Survey WebEx
Click on Recorded Sessions on the left side of the page, then click Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers: Temporary License and Temporary License Survey. This WebEx is meant to be viewed with the Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers script and handout.
- Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers - WebEx Slides and Script (PDF: 51KB/3 pages)
- Home Care & Assisted Living New Providers - WebEx Handout (PDF: 69KB/2 pages)
Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes & Transition Period WebEx
Click on Recorded Sessions on the left side of the page, then click Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes & Transition Period. This WebEx is meant to be viewed with the Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes script and handout.
- Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes - WebEx Slides and Script (PDF: 73KB/5 pages)
- Home Care & Assisted Living: Summary of Regulatory Changes - WebEx Handout (PDF: 38KB/4 pages)
How To Stay Informed
All home care providers and agencies need to take steps to ensure they comply with the new law. Here are some steps providers can take to prepare for the transition:
- Become familiar with the new law
All of the new licensing requirements that passed in the 2013 legislative session and updated in the 2014 legislative session can be found in this document: Home Care Laws 2014 (PDF: 2MB/249 pages)
- Sign up for email notifications
The health department provides a service that will automatically alert you to new information posted to our home health care changes website. This website will be the department’s primary tool for communicating the information providers need to know about the new law. It is important for providers to be aware of postings, such as FAQs, forms, and calls to action, as soon as they are put on the website.
Subscribe to Compliance Monitoring News/Announcements
- Email MDH your questions and feedback
MDH is seeking your input and questions about the changes. Please send your comments and questions to Health.email@example.com. Your questions and comments will help MDH to create FAQs and other materials for providers.
For more information on the current home care regulations, see Licensure Application Forms, Federal Certification, and Information for Health Care Providers.