Assisted Living Licensure
The Assisted Living Licensure law under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144G was passed by the 2019 Minnesota Legislature. The law established regulatory standards governing the provision of housing and services in assisted living facilities and assisted living facilities with dementia care to help ensure the health, safety, well-being, and appropriate treatment of residents. It also authorized the commissioner to adopt rules for all assisted living facilities that promote person-centered planning and service delivery and optimal quality of life, and that ensure resident rights are protected, resident choice is allowed, and public health and safety is ensured. The law and rules will go into effect August 1, 2021.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is proposing new rules governing assisted living facilities, chapter 4659. A notice was published in the State Register on August 12, 2019, requesting public comment on the rulemaking process. MDH encourages public input. The proposed rules are now available to view at Assisted Living Facilities Proposed Rules – 10/8/20 (PDF).
You also may submit comments on the proposed rules.
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Public Notification: Final Assisted Living Rules Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Nov. 5, 2020, 2:30-4:30 p.m. See Agenda November 5, 2020 for more information.
Assisted Living Law
- Assisted Living Law, Chapter 144G
- Assisted Living Licensure in Minnesota (PDF) - 3/8/20
- Assisted Living Licensure in Minnesota: Making the Transition (PDF) - 7/23/20
Assisted Living Facilities Rulemaking
- Assisted Living Rulemaking Authorization
- Process for Adopting Rules (PDF)
- Assisted Living Facilities Proposed Rules – 10/8/20 (PDF)
Request for Comments
- Submit Comments on Proposed Rules