Home Care Licensing Changes 2013 Home care icon

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.

Notices

Notice of Public Meeting
The Home Care Provider Advisory Council for with the Minnesota Department of Health will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. For more information, contact the Home Care and Assisted Living Program at 651-201-5273 or health.homecare@state.mn.us. The public is invited to attend.

Location:
Ecolab Fireside Room
Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107
Free parking ramp

Important notice to MDH licensed home care providers (PDF: 186KB/3 pages)

Effective Dates Clarification for Home Care Provider Laws (PDF: 30KB/2 pages)

Resources

Home Care Licensing Changes FAQs

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)

New: Comprehensive Home Care Provider Licensing
New: Basic Home Care Provider Licensing

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: 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.

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:

  1. 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)
  1. 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
  1. Email MDH your questions and feedback

    MDH is seeking your input and questions about the changes. Please send your comments and questions to Health.homecare@state.mn.us. 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.

Updated Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 02:11PM