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HF 4422

1st Engrossment - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 04/02/2024 01:08pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to health; modifying assisted living director qualifications and ongoing
training requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 144A.20,
subdivision 4.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 144A.20, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Assisted living director qualifications; ongoing training.

(a) The Board of
Executives for Long Term Services and Supports may issue licenses to qualified persons
as an assisted living director and shall approve training and examinations. No license shall
be issued to a person as an assisted living director unless that person:

(1) is eligible for licensure;

(2) has applied for licensure under this subdivision within deleted text begin six monthsdeleted text end new text begin 30 daysnew text end of hire;

(3) has satisfactorily met standards set by the board deleted text begin or is scheduled to complete the
training in paragraph (b) within one year of hire
deleted text end . The standards shall be designed to assure
that assisted living directors are individuals who, by training or experience, are qualified to
serve as assisted living directors.

(b) In order to be qualified to serve as an assisted living director, an individual must:

(1) have completed an approved training course and passed an examination approved
by the board that is designed to test for competence and that includes assisted living facility
laws in Minnesota;new text begin or
new text end

(2)(i) currently be licensed new text begin in the state of Minnesota new text end as a nursing home administrator or
have been validated as a qualified health services executive by the National Association of
Long Term Care Administrator Boards; and

(ii) have core knowledge of assisted living facility lawsdeleted text begin ; ordeleted text end new text begin .
new text end

deleted text begin (3) apply for licensure by July 1, 2021, and satisfy one of the following:
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deleted text begin (i) have a higher education degree in nursing, social services, or mental health, or another
professional degree with training specific to management and regulatory compliance;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) have at least three years of supervisory, management, or operational experience and
higher education training applicable to an assisted living facility;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) have completed at least 1,000 hours of an executive in training program provided
by an assisted living director licensed under this subdivision; or
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deleted text begin (iv) have managed a housing with services establishment operating under assisted living
title protection for at least three years.
deleted text end

(c) An assisted living director must receive at least 30 hours of deleted text begin trainingdeleted text end new text begin continuing
new text end every two years on topics relevant to the operation of an assisted living facility
and the needs of its residents. An assisted living director must maintain records of the
training required by this paragraph for at least the most recent three-year period and must
provide these records to Department of Health surveyors upon request. Continuing education
earned to maintain another professional license, such as a nursing home administrator license,
nursing license, social worker license, mental health professional license, or real estate
license, may be used to satisfy this requirement when the continuing education is relevant
to the assisted living services offered and residents served at the assisted living facility.