Nursing Home Licensure and Certification

Nursing Home Licensure and Certification

This page contains information and forms required to operate as a licensed nursing home in Minnesota. Minnesota currently has a moratorium law (MN-Statute 144A-071) restricting the establishment of new nursing homes or the licensure of additional nursing home beds unless Minnesota legislation passes an exception to nursing home moratorium law.

Please do not use these forms to renew a current license. Currently licensed nursing homes will receive separate notification and instructions for licensure renewal from us. If you have questions regarding this license, please contact the Licensing and Certification Program at 651-201-4200 or email to obtain additional clarification.

State Requirements

Minnesota Administrative Rules, Chapter 4658, Nursing Homes

Order a copy of the Nursing Home Rules from Minnesota's Bookstore

Quick Reference Department of Labor and Industry: Quick Reference Guide to Care Facilities in Minnesota (PDF) - Building and fire code.

Minnesota Statutes:

144.651 | 144.652 | 144A.02 | 144A.03 | 144A.04 | 144A.05 | 144A.06 | 144A.07 | 144A.071 | 144A.073 | 144A.08 | 144A.09 | 144A.10 | 144A.102 | 144A.105 | 144A.11 | 144A.115 | 144A.12 | 144A.13 | 144A.135 | 144A.15 | 144A.154 | 144A.155 | 144A.161 | 144A.162 | 144A.18 | 626.557 | 626.556 | 626.5572 | 626.558 | Fees

Responsibilities and Requirements for Nursing Home Licensure and Certification

License Application (PDF)

Transfer Agreement - 7 County Metro (PDF)

Transfer Agreement - Non Metro Counties (PDF)

MinnesotaCare Tax

Federal Requirements

State Operations Manual, Chapter 2-The Certification Process

State Operations Manual, Chapter 5, Complaint Procedures

State Operations Manual, Chapter 7, Survey and Enforcement Process for Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities

State Operation Manual, Appendix PP- Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities
Select "Appendices Table of Contents," then click on the letter PP, Interpretive Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities.

Important Federal Survey Data Including Results of Inspections and Complaints

S&C's Quality, Certification and Oversight Reports (QCOR)
Quality and Certification Oversight Reports (QCOR) website includes summarized federal survey and certification and complaints data, including results of onsite inspections, of providers and suppliers and deficiency data links and more.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Rule
Emergency preparedness resources and surveyor tool.

Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
Links to resources that can help provider and suppliers comply with the recently released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Emergency Preparedness Rule. Has a document titled "Resources at Your Fingertips," which contains check lists and fact sheets on the essential four core elements of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule.

State Operation Manual, Appendix Z- Guidance to Surveyors: Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier Types Interpretive Guidance
Directions: Select Appendices Table of Contents, Scroll to Appendix Letter Z, and Federal Regulations for Emergency Preparedness for All Provider and Certified Supplier types

CMS Quality, Safety & Education Portal (QSEP) - CMS Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course (EP)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Survey & Certification Group (SCG) developed the Emergency Preparedness Basic Surveyor Training Course to help health and safety and Life Safety Code (LSC) surveyors and reviewers gain proficiency in surveying all affected participating providers and certified suppliers for compliance with their individual emergency preparedness requirements. Because the individual regulations for each provider and supplier type share a majority of standard provisions, this training provides consistent guidance and survey procedures for all provider and supplier types in a single course. The estimated course completion time for this training is 16 hours.

MDH Center for Emergency Preparedness & Response
This section of MDH coordinates preparedness activities and assists Minnesota Department of Health staff, local public health agencies, hospitals, health care organizations, tribes and public safety officials in their efforts to plan for respond to and recover from public health emergencies.

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