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 Advisory Council of the Home Care and Assisted Living Program with the Minnesota Department of Health will hold its first meeting on Monday, June 2, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For more information, contact the Home Care and Assisted Living Program at 651-201-5273. The public is invited to attend.
Orville L. Freeman Building
625 Robert St. N.
Room B145 St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
The Freeman Building is located between Minnesota and Robert Streets, and between 12th St. and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in St. Paul. The entrance is located on Robert Street, near the curved exterior wall toward the southeast corner of the building.
- Centennial Ramp, Orange Level, on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., east of Cedar Street.
- Surface lot, north of the Stassen Revenue Building, on 14th Street, west of Jackson Street.
- Metered street parking along Cedar Street and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Public parking at the Capitol Complex
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
The new licensing requirements that passed in the 2013 legislative session can be found in this document: New Home Care Laws 2013 (with Background) (PDF: 835KB/105 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.