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

November 2019 Notice

Attention all Minnesota home care providers and Medicare certified home health agencies: We have updated each of the five versions of Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights, which are posted below.

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

The 2019 Minnesota Legislature adopted changes to the Minnesota Home Care Bill of Rights. These changes were effective August 1, 2019.

Effective August 1, 2019, MDH will enforce compliance with these changes for complaints received about incidences effective August 1, 2019 and after.

Effective January 1, 2020, MDH will enforce compliance with these changes during periodic home care surveys.

All current and future clients must receive this new information in writing.  

See regulatory transition  timeframe below:

  • Clients admitted prior to or on November 30, 2019:  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 previously posted on the MDH website as of August 1, 2019. Obtain the client signature and place in client’s file. 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)

    Or

  • Clients admitted after July 31, 2019: Home Care providers can meet the requirement to inform new clients about these rights by providing a copy of November, 2019 applicable Home Care Bill of Rights version posted on the MDH website.  Obtain the client signature with date and place in client’s file.

Translations of the home care bill of rights will be posted when available.

Supervised Living Facilities

Additional Bill of Rights Resources for 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 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 04:03PM