July 27, 2023: Presentation now available
July 21, 2023: Request for Comments for Nursing Home Rulemaking now open
The Minnesota Department of Health is proposing a rulemaking project to update and make minor changes to Chapter 4658, Nursing Homes. Minnesota state agencies adopt and update state rules to help clarify and administer laws they enforce.
MDH proposes minor updates to the following rules:
- Proposes minor updates to the change of ownership rules to reflect law changes made in 2022, as required by statute (Minnesota Rules, 4658.0010 to 4658.0055)
- Proposing an update to the education requirements of Trained Medication Aides (TMA) to expand access to training opportunities. (Minnesota Rules, 4658.1360, Subp. 2(B))
Further information about the rulemaking process is available on the the Nursing Home Change of Ownership and Trained Medication Aide Rulemaking page.
June 30, 2023: Become an In-Facility Testing Location for your Nurse Aide Candidates
After a successful in-facility testing pilot program, the Minnesota Department of Health is expanding in-facility testing to add additional sites. This is an opportunity to offer in-facility testing for your Nurse Aide candidates.
In-facility testing can be a convenient option for both nurse aide candidates and nursing home employers. By testing nurse aide candidates within the facility where training occurs, candidates may experience a reduction in the distance to travel to an off-site testing center, increase the comfort level of testing at a familiar location, and shorten the time to enter the workforce as qualified professionals.
ly:"Calibri",sans-serif">MDH will be conducting information meetings on July 13 and July 27, and the application will be open from July 10 to July 31 for training programs to apply. For more information and links to join the informational calls, please visit the In-Facility Testing page.
June 5, 2023: HRD Provider On-Site Feedback Questionnaire Example Form now available
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Health Regulation Division (HRD) value your feedback about your experience during the survey/evaluation or investigative process. Beginning in June, providers will receive a link to an anonymous questionnaire at the conclusion of their on-site visit; this feedback will help us identify ways to improve our procedures and communication. An example of the form is now available to view: HRD Provider On-Site Feedback Questionnaire (Example Form).
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