Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

HF 1400

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 01:06pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

Line numbers 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 1.10 1.11 1.12
1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27

A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying provisions governing reimbursable expenses for
nursing assistant training and competency evaluations; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2016, section 144A.611, subdivisions 1, 2, 4.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144A.611, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Nursing homes and certified boarding care homes.

The actual costs
of tuition and textbooks and reasonable expenses for the competency evaluation or the
nursing assistant training program and competency evaluation approved under section
144A.61, which are paid to nursing assistants or adult training programs new text beginor their fiscal agents
new text end pursuant to subdivisions 2 and 4, are a reimbursable expense for nursing homes and certified
boarding care homes under section deleted text begin256B.431, subdivision 36deleted text endnew text begin 256R.37new text end.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144A.611, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Reimbursement for training program and competency evaluation costs.

new text begin (a) new text endA nursing assistant who has completed an approved competency evaluation or an
approved training program and competency evaluation shall be reimbursed by the nursing
home or certified boarding care home for actual costs of tuition and textbooks and reasonable
expenses for the competency evaluation or the training program and competency evaluation
90 days after the date of employment, or upon completion of the approved training program,
whichever is later.

new text begin (b) A nursing home or certified boarding care home shall reimburse a nursing assistant
for the expenses specified in paragraph (a) only if the nursing assistant actually incurred
those expenses. If training or testing costs were paid by an entity receiving state or federal
funding for those expenses and if the nursing assistant did not reimburse the entity for those
expenses, the nursing home or boarding care home shall directly reimburse the entity that
paid for the training and testing costs on behalf of the nursing assistant.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 144A.611, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Reimbursement for adult basic education components.

(a) Nursing facilities
and certified boarding care homes shall provide reimbursement for costs related to additional
adult basic education deleted text begincomponentsdeleted text endnew text begin training intended to ensure successful completionnew text end of an
approved nursing assistant training program, to:

(1) an adult new text beginbasic education new text endtraining programnew text begin, as defined in section 124D.52 and approved
by the commissioner of education,
new text end that provided deleted text beginan approved nursing assistant training
program to an employee of
deleted text end new text begintraining to an individual hired as a certified nursing assistant by
new text end the nursing facility or boarding care home; or

(2) deleted text begina nursing assistant who is an employee of the nursing facility or boarding care home
and completed an approved nursing assistant training program provided by an adult training
program
deleted text endnew text begin a fiscal agent identified by an adult basic education training program specified in
clause (1)
new text end.

(b) For purposes of this subdivision, adult basic education new text begintraining new text endcomponents deleted text beginof a
nursing assistant training program
deleted text end must include the following, if needed: training in
mathematics, vocabulary, literacy skills, workplace skills, resume writing, and job interview
skills. Reimbursement provided under this subdivision shall not exceed 30 percent of the
new text begin total new text endcost of new text beginthe nursing assistant training and testing for an individual, including new text endtuition,
deleted text begin textbooksdeleted text endnew text begin textbook costsnew text end, and new text beginthe cost of the new text endcompetency evaluation.

(c) An adult new text beginbasic education new text endtraining program is prohibited from billing deleted text beginprogram students,deleted text end
nursing facilitiesdeleted text begin,deleted text end or certified boarding care homes for costs under this subdivision until the
program student has been employed by the nursing facility as a certified nursing assistant
for at least 90 days.