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.
Comments requested regarding integrated licensing implementation for Minnesota Department of Health licensed home care providers (144a) and Minnestoa Department of Human Services licensed home and community based services (245d)
- three public members who either are receiving home care services or have family member receiving services or have received home care services within 5 years of the application date; and,
- three Minnesota home care licensees representing basic and comprehensive levels of licensure - may be managing official, administrator, supervising RN or an unlicensed personnel performing home care tasks.
Public consumers of home care services and home care providers who are interested in this council are encouraged to apply! Applications will be taken through October 29, 2013.
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.