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Hospital and Critical Access Hospital License

This page contains information and forms required to make application to operate as a licensed Hospital or Critical Access Hospital in the State of Minnesota. These forms are intended for use as reference. Minnesota currently has a moratorium law (MN-Statute 144.551) restricting the establishment of new hospitals or the licensure of additional hospital beds.

Please do not use these forms to renew a current license. Currently licensed providers will receive separate notification and instructions for licensure renewal from the Department of Health. Licensed hospitals must adhere to the Federal Medicare Conditions of Participation as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations.

If you have questions regarding this license, please contact the Licensing and Certification Program at 651-201-4101 or email to obtain additional clarification.

Required Forms and Documents

In accordance with MN-Statute 144.55, subd 3, Federal Medicare Hospital Conditions of Participation as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations are the minimum standards for hospital licensure.

License Application (PDF: 149KB/7 pages)

Hospital Request for Swing Beds (PDF: 8KB/1 page)

MinnesotaCare Tax

Related Statutes and Rules

Minnesota Statutes 144.50 | 144.51 | 144.52 | 144.53 | 144.54 | 144.55 | 144.551 | 144.555 | 144.56 | 144.561 | 144.562 | 144.563 | 144.564 | 144.57 | 144.571 | 144.572 | 144.573 | 144.58 | 144.564 | 626.557 | 626.558 | Fees
Minnesota Rules
4640 | 4645


Patient Bill of Rights (Hospitals)

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Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Code of Federal Regulations Hospital Conditions of Participation

Code of Federal Regulations Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation

CMS - Survey & Certification - General Information

Medicare State Operations Manual (Click on Appendices Table of Contents)

Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions CAH Training February 23-24, 2005 - MDH and Chicago Regional Office

Clarifications for Critical Access Hospitals - Updated June 17, 2005

Related Sites

Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Updated Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:14AM