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HF 1582

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/14/2013 02:31pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to human services; providing an exception to a licensing moratorium;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 245A.03, subdivision 7.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 245A.03, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Licensing moratorium.

(a) The commissioner shall not issue an
initial license for child foster care licensed under Minnesota Rules, parts 2960.3000 to
2960.3340, or adult foster care licensed under Minnesota Rules, parts 9555.5105 to
9555.6265, under this chapter for a physical location that will not be the primary residence
of the license holder for the entire period of licensure. If a license is issued during this
moratorium, and the license holder changes the license holder's primary residence away
from the physical location of the foster care license, the commissioner shall revoke the
license according to section 245A.07. Exceptions to the moratorium include:

(1) foster care settings that are required to be registered under chapter 144D;

(2) foster care licenses replacing foster care licenses in existence on May 15, 2009,
and determined to be needed by the commissioner under paragraph (b);

(3) new foster care licenses determined to be needed by the commissioner under
paragraph (b) for the closure of a nursing facility, ICF/MR, or regional treatment center, or
restructuring of state-operated services that limits the capacity of state-operated facilities;

(4) new foster care licenses determined to be needed by the commissioner under
paragraph (b) for persons requiring hospital level care; deleted text beginor
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(5) new foster care licenses determined to be needed by the commissioner for the
transition of people from personal care assistance to the home and community-based
servicesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
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new text begin (6) new foster care licenses for any facility that is:
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new text begin (i) in Morrison County;
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new text begin (ii) is licensed for five beds; and
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new text begin (iii) is a senior care facility.
new text end

(b) The commissioner shall determine the need for newly licensed foster care homes
as defined under this subdivision. As part of the determination, the commissioner shall
consider the availability of foster care capacity in the area in which the licensee seeks to
operate, and the recommendation of the local county board. The determination by the
commissioner must be final. A determination of need is not required for a change in
ownership at the same address.

(c) The commissioner shall study the effects of the license moratorium under this
subdivision and shall report back to the legislature by January 15, 2011. This study shall
include, but is not limited to the following:

(1) the overall capacity and utilization of foster care beds where the physical location
is not the primary residence of the license holder prior to and after implementation
of the moratorium;

(2) the overall capacity and utilization of foster care beds where the physical
location is the primary residence of the license holder prior to and after implementation
of the moratorium; and

(3) the number of licensed and occupied ICF/MR beds prior to and after
implementation of the moratorium.

(d) When a foster care recipient moves out of a foster home that is not the primary
residence of the license holder according to section 256B.49, subdivision 15, paragraph
(f), the county shall immediately inform the Department of Human Services Licensing
Division. The department shall decrease the statewide licensed capacity for foster care
settings where the physical location is not the primary residence of the license holder, if the
voluntary changes described in paragraph (f) are not sufficient to meet the savings required
by reductions in licensed bed capacity under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 9,
article 7, sections 1 and 40, paragraph (f), and maintain statewide long-term care residential
services capacity within budgetary limits. Implementation of the statewide licensed
capacity reduction shall begin on July 1, 2013. The commissioner shall delicense up to
128 beds by June 30, 2014, using the needs determination process. Under this paragraph,
the commissioner has the authority to reduce unused licensed capacity of a current foster
care program to accomplish the consolidation or closure of settings. A decreased licensed
capacity according to this paragraph is not subject to appeal under this chapter.

(e) Residential settings that would otherwise be subject to the decreased license
capacity established in paragraph (d) shall be exempt under the following circumstances:

(1) until August 1, 2013, the license holder's beds occupied by residents whose
primary diagnosis is mental illness and the license holder is:

(i) a provider of assertive community treatment (ACT) or adult rehabilitative mental
health services (ARMHS) as defined in section 256B.0623;

(ii) a mental health center certified under Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0750 to
9520.0870;

(iii) a mental health clinic certified under Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0750 to
9520.0870; or

(iv) a provider of intensive residential treatment services (IRTS) licensed under
Minnesota Rules, parts 9520.0500 to 9520.0670; or

(2) the license holder is certified under the requirements in subdivision 6a.

(f) A resource need determination process, managed at the state level, using the
available reports required by section 144A.351, and other data and information shall
be used to determine where the reduced capacity required under paragraph (d) will be
implemented. The commissioner shall consult with the stakeholders described in section
144A.351, and employ a variety of methods to improve the state's capacity to meet
long-term care service needs within budgetary limits, including seeking proposals from
service providers or lead agencies to change service type, capacity, or location to improve
services, increase the independence of residents, and better meet needs identified by the
long-term care services reports and statewide data and information. By February 1 of each
year, the commissioner shall provide information and data on the overall capacity of
licensed long-term care services, actions taken under this subdivision to manage statewide
long-term care services and supports resources, and any recommendations for change to
the legislative committees with jurisdiction over health and human services budget.

(g) At the time of application and reapplication for licensure, the applicant and the
license holder that are subject to the moratorium or an exclusion established in paragraph
(a) are required to inform the commissioner whether the physical location where the foster
care will be provided is or will be the primary residence of the license holder for the entire
period of licensure. If the primary residence of the applicant or license holder changes, the
applicant or license holder must notify the commissioner immediately. The commissioner
shall print on the foster care license certificate whether or not the physical location is the
primary residence of the license holder.

(h) License holders of foster care homes identified under paragraph (g) that are not
the primary residence of the license holder and that also provide services in the foster care
home that are covered by a federally approved home and community-based services
waiver, as authorized under section 256B.0915, 256B.092, or 256B.49, must inform the
human services licensing division that the license holder provides or intends to provide
these waiver-funded services. These license holders must be considered registered under
section 256B.092, subdivision 11, paragraph (c), and this registration status must be
identified on their license certificates.