Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights

This webpage provides PDF documents of state and federal bill of rights for people receiving health services in the following various care settings and community settings:

Each document is available in various languages and in regular or large print. Minnesota law requires that patients are informed of their rights in the state settings listed on this page. The information on this page is classified public and can be freely printed and distributed.

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Hospitals

Nursing Homes and Boarding Care Homes

June 2019 Notice

Attention federally-certified nursing homes and boarding care homes

The name and address of the Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCCC-QIO) has changed. This change is effective June 8, 2019. We will survey for this change effective Aug. 5, 2019. All residents must receive this information in writing. This revision has been updated on the Federal-only and Combined Bill of Rights for Nursing Homes and Boarding Care Homes.

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Hospices

August 2019 Notice

Attention federally-certified hospices

The name and address of the Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCCC-QIO) has changed. This change is effective June 8, 2019. MDH will survey for this change effective September 15, 2019. All patients must receive this information in writing. This revision has been updated on the Combined Bill of Rights for Hospices.

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Outpatient Surgical Centers

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Home Care Providers

August 2019 Notice

All Home Care Providers and Medicare Certified Home Health Agencies

The 2019 Minnesota Legislature passed changes to Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights, effective August 1, 2019. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is currently working on updating each version of the Home Care Bill of Rights with these changes.

Reminder: Home Care providers are responsible to inform all current and future home care clients about these changes and new rights.

Until MDH is able to update each Home Care Bill of Rights version:

  • Clients admitted after 7/31/19: Home Care providers can meet the requirement to inform new clients about these rights by providing a copy of the 2019 Amendments with the applicable Home Care Bill of Rights version. Obtain the client signature and place in client’s file.
  • Clients admitted prior to 8/1/19: Home Care providers can give a copy of the 2019 Amendments to the client. Providers must maintain documentation of providing the 2019 Amendments. The date and client’s name of when the 2019 Amendment information was given must be maintained to satisfy records requirements. The original signed receipt of the home care bill of rights must be maintained in client files.
  • 2019 Amendment to Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights (PDF)

June 2019 Notice

Attention federally-certified home health agencies (HHAs)

The name and address of the Medicare Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCCC-QIO) has changed. This change is effective June 8, 2019. We will survey for this change effective Aug. 5, 2019. All patients must receive this information in writing. This revision has been updated on the Combined Bill of Rights for Home Care and the Combined Bill of Rights for Assisted Living Clients.

Supervised Living Facilities

Contact Information

If you have questions or concerns about the bill of rights documents, please contact:

Licensing and Certification Section
Minnesota Department of Health
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, MN 55164-0900

Telephone: 651-201-4101
Fax: 651-215-9697
Email: health.fpc-web@state.mn.us

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Updated Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 03:26PM