Assisted Living Licensure Background - Minnesota Department of Health

Assisted Living Licensure Background

Our Mission

The purpose of Assisted Living Licensure (ALL) is to protect, maintain and improve the health of Minnesotans who receive assisted living services.

About Us

Assisted Living Licensure (ALL) within the Health Regulation Division of the Minnesota Department of Health oversees and regulates licensed assisted living providers in Minnesota. These activities include:

  • Licensure
  • On-site surveys and enforcement
  • Communication with providers and the public on the issues of assisted living laws and regulation


Currently, 41,000 people live in 1,345 assisted living settings across Minnesota. In 2014, 58% of residents in assisted living were over age 85 and 39% had dementia. Residents are remaining in care longer than ever before, and these settings must meet the residents’ increasing care needs. The 2019 Minnesota Legislature passed a law to create licensing requirements for assisted living in Minnesota. The new assisted living licensure law is in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 144G.

Updated Thursday, 31-Dec-2020 09:02:37 CST