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SF 2699

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/27/2019 08:48am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; establishing assisted living establishment licensure; providing
penalties; modifying the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144.057, subdivision 1; 144A.01,
subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 144A.18; 144A.19, subdivision 1; 144A.20,
subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 144A.21; 144A.23; 144A.24; 144A.251;
144A.2511; 144A.252; 144A.26; 144A.27; 152.34; proposing coding for new law
as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144I.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144.057, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Background studies required.

The commissioner of health shall contract
with the commissioner of human services to conduct background studies of:

(1) individuals providing services which have direct contact, as defined under section
245C.02, subdivision 11, with patients and residents in hospitals, boarding care homes,
outpatient surgical centers licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.58; nursing homes and
home care agencies licensed under chapter 144A; residential care homes licensed under
chapter 144B, and board and lodging establishments that are registered to provide supportive
or health supervision services under section 157.17;

(2) individuals specified in section 245C.03, subdivision 1, who perform direct contact
services in a nursing home or a home care agency licensed under chapter 144A or a boarding
care home licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.58. If the individual under study resides
outside Minnesota, the study must include a check for substantiated findings of maltreatment
of adults and children in the individual's state of residence when the information is made
available by that state, and must include a check of the National Crime Information Center
database;

(3) beginning July 1, 1999, all other employees in nursing homes licensed under chapter
144A, and boarding care homes licensed under sections 144.50 to 144.58. A disqualification
of an individual in this section shall disqualify the individual from positions allowing direct
contact or access to patients or residents receiving services. "Access" means physical access
to a client or the client's personal property without continuous, direct supervision as defined
in section 245C.02, subdivision 8, when the employee's employment responsibilities do not
include providing direct contact services;

(4) individuals employed by a supplemental nursing services agency, as defined under
section 144A.70, who are providing services in health care facilities; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(5) controlling persons of a supplemental nursing services agency, as defined under
section 144A.70deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (6) owners, managerial and operational officials, and employees of an assisted living
establishment licensed or seeking licensure under chapter 144I, and contractors and regularly
scheduled volunteers who have individual direct contact with residents of an assisted living
establishment licensed under chapter 144I.
new text end

If a facility or program is licensed by the Department of Human Services and subject to
the background study provisions of chapter 245C and is also licensed by the Department
of Health, the Department of Human Services is solely responsible for the background
studies of individuals in the jointly licensed programs.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishment director. new text end

new text begin "Assisted living establishment director"
means a person who administers, manages, supervises, or is in general administrative charge
of an assisted living establishment, whether or not the individual has an ownership interest
in the establishment, and whether or not the person's functions and duties are shared with
one or more individuals, and who is licensed pursuant to section 144A.20.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Board of Examiners.

"Board of Examiners" means the Board of Examiners
for Nursing Home Administrators new text beginand Assisted Living Establishment Directors new text endestablished
by section 144A.19.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.18, is amended to read:


144A.18 ADMINISTRATOR'S LICENSES; PENALTY.

No person shall act as a nursing home administrator new text beginor an assisted living establishment
director,
new text endor purport to be a nursing home administrator new text beginor an assisted living establishment
director,
new text endunless that person is licensed by the Board of Examiners deleted text beginfor Nursing Home
Administrators
deleted text end. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.19, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Creation; membership.

There is hereby created the Board of Examiners
for Nursing Home Administratorsnew text begin and Assisted Living Establishment Directors,new text end which shall
consist of the following members:

(1) a designee of the commissioner of health who shall be a nonvoting member;

(2) a designee of the commissioner of human services who shall be a nonvoting member;
and

(3) the following members appointed by the governor:

(i) two members actively engaged in the management, operation, or ownership of
proprietary nursing homes;

(ii) two members actively engaged in the management or operation of nonprofit nursing
homes;

(iii) one member actively engaged in the practice of medicine;

(iv) one member actively engaged in the practice of professional nursing; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(v) three public members as defined in section 214.02deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (vi) two members actively engaged in the management, operation, or ownership of
for-profit assisted living establishments; and
new text end

new text begin (vii) two members actively engaged in the management or operation of a nonprofit
assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.20, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginCriteriadeleted text endnew text begin Nursing home administrator qualificationsnew text end.

The Board of
Examiners may issue licenses to qualified persons as nursing home administrators, and shall
establish qualification criteria for nursing home administrators. No license shall be issued
to a person as a nursing home administrator unless that person:

(1) is at least 21 years of age and otherwise suitably qualified;

(2) has satisfactorily met standards set by the Board of Examiners, which standards shall
be designed to assure that nursing home administrators will be individuals who, by training
or experience are qualified to serve as nursing home administrators; and

(3) has passed an examination approved by the board and designed to test for competence
in the subject matters referred to in clause (2), or has been approved by the Board of
Examiners through the development and application of other appropriate techniques.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.20, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishment director qualifications. new text end

new text begin (a) The Board of
Examiners may issue licenses to qualified persons as assisted living establishment directors
and shall approve training and exams. No license shall be issued to a person as an assisted
living establishment director unless that person:
new text end

new text begin (1) is at least 21 years of age and otherwise suitably qualified;
new text end

new text begin (2) is eligible to be licensed under this subdivision within six months of hire or is
scheduled to complete the training noted in clause (3) within a year of hire; and
new text end

new text begin (3) has satisfactorily met standards set by the Board of Examiners. The standards shall
be designed to assure that assisted living establishment directors will be individuals who,
by training or experience, are qualified to serve as assisted living establishment directors
and the individual:
new text end

new text begin (i) has completed an approved training course and passed an examination approved by
the board that is designed to test for competence in the standards referred to in clause (3)
and that includes the laws and rules related to assisted living in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (ii) is currently a licensed nursing home administrator or has been validated as a qualified
health services executive by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator
Boards, and has core knowledge of assisted living laws;
new text end

new text begin (iii) has a higher education degree in nursing, social services, mental health, or other
professional degrees with training specific to management and regulatory compliance;
new text end

new text begin (iv) has a combination of at least three years of supervisory, management, or operational
experience and higher education training applicable to this setting;
new text end

new text begin (v) has completed at least 1,000 hours of an executive in training program provided by
an assisted living establishment director in good standing; or
new text end

new text begin (vi) has managed an assisted living establishment for at least three years.
new text end

new text begin (b) The assisted living establishment director must receive 30 hours of training relevant
to the operation of an assisted living establishment and the needs of its residents every two
years of licensure. An assisted living establishment director must keep records of the training
and provide them to the Minnesota Department of Health surveyors upon request. Training
records must be retained for at least three years. Continuing education earned to maintain
an additional professional license, such as a nursing home administrator license, nursing
license, social worker license, mental health professional license, and real estate license,
can be used to complete this requirement.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.21, is amended to read:


144A.21 ADMINISTRATOR LICENSES.

Subdivision 1.

Transferability.

new text beginNeither new text enda nursing home administrator's license deleted text beginshall
not be
deleted text endnew text begin nor an assisted living establishment director's license isnew text end transferable.

Subd. 2.

Rules; renewal.

The Board of Examiners by rule shall establish forms and
procedures for the processing of license renewals. A nursing home administrator's license
new text begin or an assisted living establishment director's license new text endmay be renewed only in accordance
with the standards adopted by the Board of Examiners pursuant to section 144A.24.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.23, is amended to read:


144A.23 JURISDICTION OF BOARD.

Except as provided in section 144A.04, subdivision 5, the Board of Examiners shall
have exclusive authority to determine the qualifications, skill and fitness required of any
person to serve as an administrator of a nursing homenew text begin or a director of an assisted living
establishment
new text end. The holder of a license shall be deemed fully qualified to serve as the
administrator of a nursing homenew text begin or the director of an assisted living establishmentnew text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.24, is amended to read:


144A.24 DUTIES OF THE BOARD.

The Board of Examiners shall:

(1) develop and enforce standards for deleted text beginnursing home administratordeleted text end new text beginthe new text endlicensingdeleted text begin, whichdeleted text endnew text begin
of nursing home administrators and assisted living establishment directors. The
new text end standards
shall be designed to assure that nursing home administrators new text beginand assisted living establishment
directors
new text endwill be individuals of good character who, by training or experience, are suitably
qualified to serve as nursing home administratorsnew text begin or assisted living establishment directorsnew text end;

(2) develop appropriate techniques, including examinations and investigations, for
determining whether applicants and licensees meet the board's standards;

(3) issue licenses deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, acting nursing home administratornew text end permitsnew text begin, and acting assisted
living establishment director permits
new text end to those individuals who are found to meet the board's
standards;

(4) establish and implement procedures designed to assure that individuals licensed as
nursing home administrators new text beginor assisted living establishment directors new text endwill comply with the
board's standards;

(5) receive and investigate complaints and take appropriate action consistent with chapter
214, to revoke or suspend the license deleted text beginor permitdeleted text end of a nursing home administrator or new text beginan assisted
living establishment director or the permit of an
new text endacting new text beginnursing home new text endadministrator new text beginor an
acting assisted living establishment director
new text endwho fails to comply with sections 144A.18 to
144A.27 or the board's standards;

(6) conduct a continuing study and investigation of nursing homesnew text begin and assisted living
establishments
new text end, and the administrators of nursing homes new text beginand directors of assisted living
establishments
new text endwithin the state, with a view to the improvement of the standards imposed
for the licensing of administrators and improvement of the procedures and methods used
for enforcement of the board's standards; and

(7) approve or conduct courses of instruction or training designed to prepare individuals
for licensing in accordance with the board's standards. Courses designed to meet license
renewal requirements shall be designed solely to improve professional skills and shall not
include classroom attendance requirements exceeding 50 hours per year. The board may
approve courses conducted within or without this state.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.251, is amended to read:


144A.251 MANDATORY PROCEEDINGS.

In addition to its discretionary authority to initiate proceedings under section 144A.24
and chapter 214, the Board of Examiners shall initiate proceedings to suspend or revoke a
nursing home administrator license new text beginor an assisted living establishment director license, new text endor
shall refuse to renew a license if within the preceding two-year period the administrator new text beginor
director
new text endwas employed at a nursing home deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin or an assisted living establishment that,new text end
during the period of employmentnew text begin,new text end incurred the following number of uncorrected violations,
new text begin for new text endwhich new text begina fine was assessed and allowed to be recovered, and the new text endviolations were in the
jurisdiction and control of the administrator deleted text beginand for which a fine was assessed and allowed
to be recovered
deleted text endnew text begin or directornew text end:

(1) two or more uncorrected violations which created an imminent risk of harm to a
nursing home residentnew text begin or resident of an assisted living establishmentnew text end; or

(2) ten or more uncorrected violations of any nature.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.2511, is amended to read:


144A.2511 COSTS; PENALTIES.

If the Board of Examiners has initiated proceedings under section 144A.24 or 144A.251
or chapter 214, and upon completion of the proceedings has found that a nursing home
administrator new text beginor assisted living establishment director new text endhas violated a provision or provisions
of sections 144A.18 to 144A.27, it may impose a civil penalty not exceeding $10,000 for
each separate violation, with all violations related to a single event or incident considered
as one violation. The amount of the civil penalty shall be fixed so as to deprive the nursing
home administrator new text beginor assisted living establishment director new text endof any economic advantage
gained by reason of the violation charged or to reimburse the board for the cost of the
investigation and proceeding. For purposes of this section, the cost of the investigation and
proceeding may include, but is not limited to, fees paid for services provided by the Office
of Administrative Hearings, legal and investigative services provided by the Office of the
Attorney General, court reporters, witnesses, and reproduction of records.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.252, is amended to read:


144A.252 IMMUNITY.

Members of the Board of Examiners deleted text beginfor Nursing Home Administratorsdeleted text end and persons
employed by the board or engaged in the investigation of violations and in the preparation
and management of charges of violations of sections 144A.18 to 144A.27, or of rules adopted
pursuant to sections 144A.18 to 144A.27 on behalf of the board, are immune from civil
liability and criminal prosecution for any actions, transactions, or publication in execution
of, or relating to, their duties under sections 144A.18 to 144A.27 provided they are acting
in good faith.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.26, is amended to read:


144A.26 RECIPROCITY WITH OTHER STATES.

new text begin (a) new text endThe Board of Examiners may issue a nursing home administrator's license, without
examination, to any person who holds a current license as a nursing home administrator
from another jurisdiction if the board finds that the standards for licensure in the other
jurisdiction are at least the substantial equivalent of those prevailing in this state and that
the applicant is otherwise qualified.

new text begin (b) The Board of Examiners may issue an assisted living establishment director's license,
without examination, to any person who holds a current license as an assisted living
establishment director from another jurisdiction if the board finds that the standards for
licensure in the other jurisdiction are at least the substantial equivalent of those prevailing
in this state and that the applicant is otherwise qualified.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 144A.27, is amended to read:


144A.27 ACTING ADMINISTRATORS.

new text begin (a) new text endIf a licensed nursing home administrator is removed from the position by death or
other unexpected cause, the controlling persons of the nursing home suffering the removal
may designate an acting nursing home administrator who shall secure an acting new text beginnursing
home
new text endadministrator's permit within 30 days of appointment as the acting administrator.

new text begin (b) If a licensed assisted living establishment director is removed from the position by
death or other unexpected cause, the controlling persons of the assisted living establishment
suffering the removal may designate an acting assisted living establishment director who
shall secure an acting assisted living establishment director's permit within 30 days of
appointment as the acting administrator.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 16.

new text begin [144I.01] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Scope. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions apply.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Adult. new text end

new text begin "Adult" means a natural person who has attained the age of 18 years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Arranged home care provider. new text end

new text begin "Arranged home care provider" means a home
care provider licensed under chapter 144A that provides services to some or all of the
residents of an assisted living establishment that is not the establishment itself but another
entity with which the establishment has an arrangement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishment. new text end

new text begin (a) "Assisted living establishment" means an
establishment that (1) provides sleeping accommodations to one or more adult residents, at
least 80 percent of whom are 55 years of age or older; and (2) offers or provides, for a fee,
one or more regularly scheduled home care services as defined in section 144A.43,
subdivision 3, provided by the establishment itself or by an arranged home care provider.
new text end

new text begin (b) An assisted living establishment does not include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a housing with services establishment registered under chapter 144D;
new text end

new text begin (2) a nursing home licensed under chapter 144A;
new text end

new text begin (3) a hospital, certified boarding care home, or supervised living facility licensed under
sections 144.50 to 144.56;
new text end

new text begin (4) a board and lodging establishment licensed under chapter 157 or 245D and Minnesota
Rules, parts 9520.0500 to 9520.0670;
new text end

new text begin (5) a board and lodging establishment that serves as a shelter for battered women or
other similar purpose;
new text end

new text begin (6) adult foster care licensed by the Department of Human Services;
new text end

new text begin (7) a private home in which the residents are related by kinship, law, or affinity with the
providers of services;
new text end

new text begin (8) a residential setting for persons with developmental disabilities in which the services
are licensed under chapter 245D;
new text end

new text begin (9) a home-sharing arrangement such as when an elderly or disabled person or
single-parent family makes lodging in a private residence available to another person in
exchange for services or rent, or both;
new text end

new text begin (10) a duly organized condominium, cooperative, common interest community, or
owners' association of the foregoing where at least 80 percent of the units that comprise the
condominium, cooperative, or common interest community are occupied by individuals
who are the owners, members, or shareholders of the units;
new text end

new text begin (11) services for persons with developmental disabilities that are provided under a license
under chapter 245D;
new text end

new text begin (12) a temporary family health care dwelling as defined in sections 394.307 and 462.3593;
new text end

new text begin (13) a setting offering services conducted by and for the adherents of any recognized
church or religious denomination for its members through spiritual means or by prayer for
healing;
new text end

new text begin (14) rental housing developed under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937,
United States Code, title 42, section 1437, et seq., or section 202 of the National Housing
Act of 1959, United States Code, title 12, section 1701q;
new text end

new text begin (15) rental housing designated for occupancy only by elderly or elderly and disabled
residents under section 7 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, United States Code,
title 42, section 1437e, or rental housing for qualifying families under Code of Federal
Regulations, title 24, section 983.56, Public Law 112-55, as amended; and
new text end

new text begin (16) rental housing funded under the Congregate Housing Services Act of 1978 or section
802 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, United States Code, title
42, section 8011.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Designated representative. new text end

new text begin "Designated representative" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) a court-appointed guardian;
new text end

new text begin (2) a conservator;
new text end

new text begin (3) an attorney-in-fact;
new text end

new text begin (4) a health care agent, as defined in section 145C.01, subdivision 2; or
new text end

new text begin (5) a person designated in writing by the resident and identified in the resident's records
on file with the assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Direct-care staff. new text end

new text begin "Direct-care staff" means staff and employees who provide
home care services listed in section 144A.471, subdivisions 6 and 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin "Establishment" means an assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Health-related services. new text end

new text begin "Health-related services" include professional nursing
services, home health aide tasks, or the central storage of medication for residents.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Level 3 violation and Level 4 violation. new text end

new text begin "Level 3 violation" and "Level 4
violation" have the meanings given in section 144A.474, subdivision 11, paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Licensed health professional. new text end

new text begin "Licensed health professional" means a person,
other than a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, who provides home care services
within the scope of practice of the person's health occupation license, registration, or
certification as regulated and who is licensed by the appropriate Minnesota state board or
agency.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Resident. new text end

new text begin "Resident" means an individual who resides in an assisted living
establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Substantial compliance. new text end

new text begin "Substantial compliance" means the commission
has found no Level 4 violations, no pattern of Level 3 violations, and no widespread Level
3 violations.
new text end

Sec. 17.

new text begin [144I.02] ASSISTED LIVING ESTABLISHMENT LICENSES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin License required. new text end

new text begin No entity may open, operate, maintain, or advertise
itself as an assisted living establishment in Minnesota unless the establishment is licensed
under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Protected title; restriction on use. new text end

new text begin No person or entity may use the phrase
"assisted living," whether alone or in combination with other words and whether orally or
in writing, to advertise, market, or otherwise describe, offer, or promote itself, or any housing,
service, service package, or program that it provides within this state, unless the person or
entity is an assisted living establishment that meets the requirements of this chapter. A
person or entity entitled to use the phrase "assisted living" shall use the phrase only in the
context of an assisted living establishment that meets the requirements of this chapter. A
housing with services establishment may not use the term "assisted living" in the name of
the establishment registered with the commissioner under chapter 144D, or in the name the
housing with services establishment uses to identify itself to residents or the public.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Licensure levels. new text end

new text begin (a) An assisted living establishment with a basic assisted
living establishment license may provide only basic home care services as defined in section
144A.471, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (b) An assisted living establishment with a comprehensive assisted living establishment
license may provide only the following services:
new text end

new text begin (1) any of the services listed in paragraph (a); and
new text end

new text begin (2) comprehensive home care services as defined in section 144A.471, subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin (c) Only an assisted living establishment licensed as a comprehensive PLUS assisted
living establishment may provide services in a secure or separate dementia care area.
new text end

Sec. 18.

new text begin [144I.021] REIMBURSEMENT UNDER MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.
new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, the requirements for the elderly waiver
customized living payment rates under section 256B.0915, subdivision 3e, shall continue
to be effective, and providers who do not meet the requirements of this chapter may continue
to receive payment under section 256B.0915, subdivision 3e, as long as they continue to
meet the definitions and standards for customized living and 24-hour customized living set
forth in the federally approved elderly waiver program. Providers of customized living for
the community access for disability inclusion and brain injury waivers shall continue to
receive payment as long as they continue to meet the definitions and standards for customized
living and 24-hour customized living set forth in the federally approved community access
for disability inclusion and brain injury waiver plans.
new text end

Sec. 19.

new text begin [144I.03] LICENSE APPLICATION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Licensure application; general. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish forms
and procedures for the processing of assisted living establishment applications for licensure.
An application for an assisted living establishment license shall include the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the business name, street address, and mailing address of the establishment;
new text end

new text begin (2) the names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses of the owner
or owners and managerial officials of the assisted living establishment and, if the owner or
owners are not natural persons, identification of the type of business entity of the owner or
owners, and the names, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and mailing addresses of the
officers and members of the governing body, or comparable persons for partnerships, limited
liability corporations, or other types of business organizations of the owner or owners;
new text end

new text begin (3) the name and mailing address of the managing agent of the establishment, whether
through management agreement or lease agreement, if different from the owner or owners,
and the name of the on-site manager, if any;
new text end

new text begin (4) the name, e-mail address, telephone number, and mailing address of the licensed
assisted living establishment administrator;
new text end

new text begin (5) verification that the establishment has entered or will enter into an assisted living
contract with each resident or resident's representative as required in section 144I.20;
new text end

new text begin (6) verification that the establishment is complying with the requirements of section
325F.72, if applicable;
new text end

new text begin (7) the name and address of at least one natural person who shall be responsible for
dealing with the commissioner on all matters provided for in this chapter, on whom personal
service of all notices and orders shall be made, and who shall be authorized to accept service
on behalf of the owner or owners and the managing agent, if any;
new text end

new text begin (8) the signature of the authorized representative of the owner or owners or, if the owner
or owners are not natural persons, signatures of at least two authorized representatives of
each owner, one of whom shall be an officer of the owner;
new text end

new text begin (9) information on whether services are included in the base rate to be paid by the
resident;
new text end

new text begin (10) documentation of compliance with the background study requirements of section
144I.04 for all persons listed in section 144.057, subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (11) evidence of workers' compensation coverage as required by sections 176.181 and
176.182;
new text end

new text begin (12) documentation of liability coverage if applicable;
new text end

new text begin (13) identification of the license level the provider is seeking; and
new text end

new text begin (14) any other information that the commissioner determines is necessary to evaluate
the application for licensure.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Licensure application; home care services. new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph
(b), an application for an assisted living establishment license must also include the following
relating to the delivery of home care services:
new text end

new text begin (1) documentation that identifies the managerial official who is in charge of day-to-day
home care operations and attestation that the person has reviewed and understands the home
care provider regulations; and
new text end

new text begin (2) verification that the applicant has the following policies and procedures in place so
that if a license is issued, the applicant will implement the policies and procedures and keep
them current:
new text end

new text begin (i) requirements in section 626.557, reporting of maltreatment of vulnerable adults;
new text end

new text begin (ii) conducting and handling background studies on employees and volunteers and
contractors who have individual direct contact with residents;
new text end

new text begin (iii) orientation, training, and competency evaluations of direct-care staff and a process
for evaluating staff performance;
new text end

new text begin (iv) handling complaints from residents, family members, or resident representatives
regarding staff or services provided by staff;
new text end

new text begin (v) conducting initial evaluations of residents' home care needs and the establishment's
ability to provide those services;
new text end

new text begin (vi) conducting initial and ongoing resident evaluations and assessments and how changes
in a resident's condition are identified, managed, and communicated to staff and other health
care providers as appropriate;
new text end

new text begin (vii) orientation to and implementation of the bill of rights in section 144I.51;
new text end

new text begin (viii) infection control practices;
new text end

new text begin (ix) reminders for medications, treatments, or exercises, if provided; and
new text end

new text begin (x) conducting appropriate screenings, or documentation of prior screenings, to show
that staff are free of tuberculosis, consistent with current United States Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention standards.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the assisted living establishment will deliver home care services to its residents
through an arranged home care provider, the application must identify the arranged home
care provider, describe the arrangement, and identify how the assisted living establishment
will maintain accountability for services provided by the arranged home care provider,
including responsibility for termination of services provisions under this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Licensure application fee. new text end

new text begin The application must be submitted with the initial
license application fee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Personal service. new text end

new text begin Personal service on the person identified under subdivision
1, clause (7), by the owner or owners in the application for licensure shall be considered
service on the owner or owners, and it shall not be a defense to any action that personal
service was not made on each individual or entity. The designation of one or more individuals
under subdivision 1, clause (7), shall not affect the legal responsibility of the owner or
owners under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 20.

new text begin [144I.04] BACKGROUND STUDIES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Prior criminal convictions; owner and managerial officials. new text end

new text begin (a) Before
the commissioner issues a temporary license or renews a license, an owner or managerial
official is required to complete a background study under section 144.057. No person may
be involved in the management, operation, or control of an assisted living establishment if
the person has been disqualified under chapter 245C. If an individual is disqualified under
section 144.057 or chapter 245C, the individual may request reconsideration of the
disqualification. If the individual requests reconsideration and the commissioner sets aside
or rescinds the disqualification, the individual is eligible to be involved in the management,
operation, or control of the assisted living establishment. If an individual has a
disqualification under section 245C.15, subdivision 1, and the disqualification is affirmed,
the individual's disqualification is barred from a set-aside, and the individual must not be
involved in the management, operation, or control of the assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this subdivision, owners of an assisted living establishment subject
to the background check requirement are those individuals whose ownership interest provides
sufficient authority or control to affect or change decisions related to the operation of the
assisted living establishment. An owner includes a sole proprietor, a general partner, or any
other individual whose individual ownership interest can affect the management and direction
of the policies of the assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin (c) For purposes of this subdivision, managerial officials subject to the background check
requirement are individuals who provide direct contact as defined in section 245C.02,
subdivision 11, or individuals who have the responsibility for the ongoing management or
direction of the policies, services, or employees of the assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin (d) Data collected under this subdivision shall be classified as private data on individuals
under section 13.02, subdivision 12.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner shall not issue any license if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant, owner, or managerial official has been unsuccessful in having a
background study disqualification set aside under section 144.057 and chapter 245C;
new text end

new text begin (2) the owner or managerial official, as an owner or managerial official of another assisted
living establishment, was substantially responsible for the other assisted living establishment's
failure to substantially comply with this chapter; or
new text end

new text begin (3) an owner that has ceased doing business, either individually or as an owner of an
assisted living establishment, was issued a correction order for failing to assist residents in
violation of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Employees, contractors, and volunteers. new text end

new text begin (a) Employees, contractors, and
regularly scheduled volunteers of an assisted living establishment are subject to the
background study required by section 144.057 and may be disqualified under chapter 245C.
Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit an assisted living establishment
from requiring self-disclosure of criminal conviction information.
new text end

new text begin (b) An assisted living establishment that terminates an employee in good faith reliance
on a disqualification obtained under chapter 245C regarding a confirmed conviction is not
subject to civil liability or liability for unemployment benefits.
new text end

Sec. 21.

new text begin [144I.05] FEE PAID BY LICENSED ASSISTED LIVING
ESTABLISHMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Fees collected from assisted living establishments under this chapter shall be deposited
in the special revenue fund and are annually appropriated to the commissioner to fund
activities associated with assisted living establishment licensure, including surveys and
inspection of assisted living establishments.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 22.

new text begin [144I.06] TEMPORARY LICENSURE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Temporary license. new text end

new text begin For new license applicants, the commissioner shall
issue a temporary assisted living establishment license. A temporary license is effective for
up to one year from the date of issuance, except that a temporary license may be extended
according to subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Initial survey of temporary licensees. new text end

new text begin (a) During the temporary license period,
the commissioner shall survey the temporary licensee within 90 calendar days after the
commissioner is notified or has evidence that the temporary licensee is operating as an
assisted living establishment and serving residents.
new text end

new text begin (b) Within five days of beginning operation and serving residents, the temporary licensee
must notify the commissioner that it is operating and serving residents. The notification to
the commissioner may be mailed or e-mailed to the commissioner at the address provided
by the commissioner. If the temporary licensee does not operate as an assisted living
establishment during the temporary license period, then the temporary license expires at
the end of the period and the applicant must reapply for a temporary assisted living
establishment license.
new text end

new text begin (c) If the temporary licensee notifies the commissioner that the licensee is operating and
serving residents within 45 days prior to expiration of the temporary license, the
commissioner may extend the temporary license for up to 60 days in order to allow the
commissioner to complete the on-site survey required under this section and follow-up
survey visits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Denied or extended licenses following an initial survey. new text end

new text begin (a) If the temporary
licensee is not in substantial compliance with the survey, the commissioner shall either:
new text end

new text begin (1) deny an assisted living establishment license and revoke the temporary license; or
new text end

new text begin (2) extend the temporary license for a period not to exceed 90 days and apply conditions
to the extension of a temporary license. If the temporary licensee is not in substantial
compliance with the survey within the time period of the extension, or if the temporary
licensee does not satisfy the license conditions, the commissioner shall deny the license.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the temporary licensee whose assisted living establishment license has been denied
or whose temporary license has been extended with conditions disagrees with the conclusions
of the commissioner, then the temporary licensee may request a reconsideration by the
commissioner or commissioner's designee. The reconsideration request process must be
conducted internally by the commissioner or commissioner's designee, and chapter 14 does
not apply.
new text end

new text begin (c) The temporary licensee requesting reconsideration must make the request in writing
and must list and describe the reasons why the temporary licensee disagrees with the decision
to deny the assisted living establishment license or the decision to extend the temporary
license with conditions.
new text end

new text begin (d) The reconsideration request and supporting documentation must be received by the
commissioner within 15 calendar days after the date the temporary licensee receives the
notice that the temporary licensee's assisted living establishment license has been denied
or its temporary license extended with conditions.
new text end

new text begin (e) A temporary licensee who is denied an assisted living establishment license is
permitted to continue operating as an assisted living establishment:
new text end

new text begin (1) while a reconsideration request is in process;
new text end

new text begin (2) while an extension of a temporary license is being negotiated;
new text end

new text begin (3) while the placement of conditions on a temporary license is being negotiated; or
new text end

new text begin (4) until a transfer of residents to a new assisted living establishment is completed.
new text end

new text begin (f) If a temporary license is revoked or the temporary licensee's assisted living
establishment license is denied, the temporary licensee must develop and implement a plan
for the temporary licensee to transfer affected residents to other establishments, which will
be monitored by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 23.

new text begin [144I.07] LICENSURE.
new text end

new text begin (a) If a temporary licensee is in substantial compliance with a survey conducted according
to section 144I.06, subdivision 2, the commissioner shall issue an assisted living
establishment license.
new text end

new text begin (b) Unless the license expires or is suspended or revoked in accordance with section
144I.11, an assisted living establishment license shall remain effective for a period of one
year from the date of its issuance.
new text end

Sec. 24.

new text begin [144I.071] DUAL LICENSURE.
new text end

new text begin (a) An assisted living establishment may also be licensed as a home care provider under
chapter 144A.
new text end

new text begin (b) An assisted living establishment that is also licensed as a home care provider under
chapter 144A may provide individual community living supports if the dually licensed
assisted living establishment meets the individual community living supports provider
requirements under section 256B.0915, subdivision 3j.
new text end

Sec. 25.

new text begin [144I.072] HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES DESIGNATION.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments may apply for a home and community-based services
designation in the same manner and under the same conditions as home care providers under
section 144A.484.
new text end

Sec. 26.

new text begin [144I.073] LANDLORD AND TENANT.
new text end

new text begin An assisted living establishment must comply with chapter 504B.
new text end

Sec. 27.

new text begin [144I.074] DISCLOSURE OF SPECIAL CARE STATUS REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments that secure, segregate, or provide a special program or
special area for residents with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease or a related
disorder or that advertise, market, or otherwise promote the establishment as providing
specialized care for Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder must comply with section
325F.72.
new text end

Sec. 28.

new text begin [144I.075] USE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments may exercise the authority and are subject to the protections
in section 152.34.
new text end

Sec. 29.

new text begin [144I.076] OTHER LAWS.
new text end

new text begin An assisted living establishment must obtain and maintain all licenses, permits,
registrations, or other governmental approvals required of it. An assisted living establishment
is not required to obtain a lodging license under chapter 157 and related rules.
new text end

Sec. 30.

new text begin [144I.08] LICENSE RENEWAL.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall establish forms and procedures for the processing of license
renewals. The commissioner shall approve a license renewal application if the establishment
continues to satisfy the requirements, standards, and conditions prescribed by this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 31.

new text begin [144I.09] CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP.
new text end

new text begin An assisted living establishment license issued by the commissioner may not be
transferred to another party. Before acquiring ownership of or a controlling interest in an
assisted living establishment, a prospective owner must apply for a new license.
new text end

Sec. 32.

new text begin [144I.10] REGULATORY FUNCTIONS; AUTHORITY OF
COMMISSIONER.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Regulatory functions. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall:
new text end

new text begin (1) license, survey, and monitor without advance notice, assisted living establishments
in accordance with this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (2) survey all temporarily licensed assisted living establishments within the timelines
established in section 144I.06;
new text end

new text begin (3) survey all licensed assisted living establishments on a frequency of at least once
every three years. Survey frequency may be based on the establishment's compliance history,
the number of residents served, or other factors as determined by the commissioner to be
necessary to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of residents and compliance with the
law;
new text end

new text begin (4) issue correction orders and assess civil penalties in accordance with section 144.653,
subdivisions 5 to 8, for violations of this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (5) take action as authorized in section 144I.11; and
new text end

new text begin (6) take other action reasonably required to accomplish the purposes of this chapter.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Authority of commissioner. new text end

new text begin In addition to the authority granted under
subdivision 1 and section 144I.11, the commissioner, upon receipt of information that may
indicate the failure of an assisted living establishment, the arranged home care provider, a
resident, or an assisted living resident's designated representative to comply with a legal
requirement to which one or more of the entities may be subject, shall make appropriate
referrals to other governmental agencies and entities having jurisdiction over the subject
matter. The commissioner may also make referrals to any public or private agency the
commissioner considers available for appropriate assistance to those involved.
new text end

Sec. 33.

new text begin [144I.11] ENFORCEMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Duty. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health is the exclusive state agency charged
with the responsibility and duty of inspecting all buildings required to be licensed under
this chapter, and issuing correction orders and imposing fines as provided in this chapter,
or any other applicable law.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Conditions for enforcement. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may refuse to grant a
temporary license, renew a license, suspend or revoke a license, or impose a conditional
license if the assisted living establishment or owner or managerial official of the assisted
living establishment:
new text end

new text begin (1) is not in substantial compliance with, or during the term of the license, is found to
be not in substantial compliance with any of the requirements in this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (2) permits, aids, or abets the commission of any illegal act in the operation of an assisted
living establishment;
new text end

new text begin (3) performs any act detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of a resident;
new text end

new text begin (4) obtains the license by fraud or misrepresentation;
new text end

new text begin (5) knowingly made or makes a false statement of a material fact in the application for
a license or in any other record or report required by this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (6) denies representatives of the commissioner access to any part of the assisted living
establishment's books, records, files, or employees;
new text end

new text begin (7) interferes with or impedes a representative of the commissioner in contacting the
assisted living establishment's residents or designated representative;
new text end

new text begin (8) interferes with or impedes a representative of the commissioner in the enforcement
of this chapter or has failed to fully cooperate with an inspection, survey, or investigation
by the Department of Health;
new text end

new text begin (9) destroys or makes unavailable any records or other evidence relating to the assisted
living establishment's compliance with this chapter;
new text end

new text begin (10) refuses to initiate a background study under section 144.057 or 245A.04;
new text end

new text begin (11) fails to timely pay any fines assessed by the department;
new text end

new text begin (12) violates any local, city, or township ordinance relating to assisted living
establishments;
new text end

new text begin (13) has repeated incidents of personnel performing services beyond their competency
level; or
new text end

new text begin (14) has operated beyond the scope of the assisted living establishment's license level.
new text end

new text begin (b) A violation by an arranged home care provider is a violation by the assisted living
establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Terms to suspension or conditional license. new text end

new text begin A suspension or conditional
license designation may include terms that must be completed or met before a suspension
or conditional license designation is lifted. A conditional license designation may include
restrictions or conditions that are imposed on the establishment. Terms for a suspension or
conditional license may include one or more of the following and the scope of each shall
be determined by the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) requiring a consultant to review, evaluate, and make recommended changes to the
assisted living establishment's practices and submit reports to the commissioner at the cost
of the assisted living establishment;
new text end

new text begin (2) requiring supervision of the assisted living establishment or staff practices, at the
cost of the assisted living establishment, by an unrelated person who has sufficient knowledge
and qualifications to oversee the practices and who will submit reports to the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (3) requiring the assisted living establishment or employees to obtain training at the cost
of the assisted living establishment;
new text end

new text begin (4) requiring the assisted living establishment to submit reports to the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (5) prohibiting the assisted living establishment from taking any new residents for a
period of time; or
new text end

new text begin (6) any other action reasonably required to accomplish the purposes of this subdivision
and section 144I.10, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Notice. new text end

new text begin (a) Prior to any suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew a license,
the assisted living establishment shall be entitled to notice and a hearing as provided by
sections 14.57 to 14.69. In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the commissioner
may, without a prior contested case hearing, temporarily suspend a license or prohibit
delivery of services by an establishment for not more than 90 days, or issue a conditional
license if the commissioner determines that there are Level 3 violations that do not pose an
imminent risk of harm to the health or safety of persons in the establishment's care, provided:
new text end

new text begin (1) advance notice is given to the assisted living establishment;
new text end

new text begin (2) after notice, the assisted living establishment fails to correct the problem;
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner has reason to believe that other administrative remedies are not
likely to be effective; and
new text end

new text begin (4) there is an opportunity for a contested case hearing within 30 days unless there is an
extension granted by an administrative law judge pursuant to subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the commissioner determines there are: (1) Level 4 violations; or (2) violations
that pose an imminent risk of harm to the health or safety of persons in the assisted living
establishment's care, the commissioner may immediately temporarily suspend a license,
prohibit delivery of services by an establishment, or issue a conditional license without
meeting the requirements of paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Hearing. new text end

new text begin Within 15 business days of receipt of the establishment's timely appeal
of a sanction under this section, other than for a temporary suspension, the commissioner
shall request assignment of an administrative law judge. The commissioner's request must
include a proposed date, time, and place of hearing. A hearing must be conducted by an
administrative law judge pursuant to Minnesota Rules, parts 1400.8505 to 1400.8612, within
90 calendar days of the request for assignment, unless an extension is requested by either
party and granted by the administrative law judge for good cause or for purposes of discussing
settlement. In no case shall one or more extensions be granted for a total of more than 90
calendar days unless there is a criminal action pending against the licensee. If, while an
establishment continues to operate pending an appeal of an order for revocation, suspension,
or refusal to renew a license, the commissioner identifies one or more new violations of
law that meet the requirements of Level 3 or 4 violations, the commissioner shall act
immediately to temporarily suspend the license under subdivision 7.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expedited hearing. new text end

new text begin (a) Within five business days of receipt of the
establishment's timely appeal of a temporary suspension or issuance of a conditional license,
the commissioner shall request assignment of an administrative law judge. The request must
include a proposed date, time, and place of a hearing. A hearing must be conducted by an
administrative law judge within 30 calendar days of the request for assignment, unless an
extension is requested by either party and granted by the administrative law judge for good
cause. The commissioner shall issue a notice of hearing by certified mail or personal service
at least ten business days before the hearing. Certified mail to the last known address is
sufficient. The scope of the hearing shall be limited solely to the issue of whether the
temporary suspension or issuance of a conditional license should remain in effect and
whether there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the establishment's actions or failure
to comply with applicable laws are Level 3 or 4 violations, or that there were violations that
posed an imminent risk of harm to the health and safety of residents at the establishment.
new text end

new text begin (b) The administrative law judge shall issue findings of fact, conclusions, and a
recommendation within ten business days from the date of hearing. The parties shall have
ten calendar days to submit exceptions to the administrative law judge's report. The record
shall close at the end of the ten-day period for submission of exceptions. The commissioner's
final order shall be issued within ten business days from the close of the record. When an
appeal of a temporary immediate suspension or conditional license is withdrawn or dismissed,
the commissioner shall issue a final order affirming the temporary immediate suspension
or conditional license within ten calendar days of the commissioner's receipt of the
withdrawal or dismissal. The establishment is prohibited from operation during the temporary
suspension period.
new text end

new text begin (c) When the final order under paragraph (b) affirms an immediate suspension, and a
final licensing sanction is issued under subdivisions 1 and 2 and the establishment appeals
that sanction, the establishment is prohibited from operation pending a final commissioner's
order after the contested case hearing conducted under chapter 14.
new text end

new text begin (d) An establishment whose license is temporarily suspended must comply with the
requirements for notification and transfer of clients in subdivision 9. These requirements
remain if an appeal is requested.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Immediate temporary suspension. new text end

new text begin (a) In addition to any other remedies
provided by law, the commissioner may, without a prior contested case hearing, immediately
temporarily suspend a license or prohibit delivery of services by an assisted living
establishment for not more than 90 days, or issue a conditional license, if the commissioner
determines that there are: (1) Level 4 violations; or (2) violations that pose an imminent
risk of harm to the health or safety of residents at the establishment.
new text end

new text begin (b) A notice stating the reasons for the immediate temporary suspension or conditional
license and informing the assisted living establishment of the right to an expedited hearing
under subdivision 6 must be delivered by personal service to the address shown on the
application or the last known address of the establishment. The establishment may appeal
an order immediately temporarily suspending a license or issuing a conditional license. The
appeal must be made in writing by certified mail or personal service. If mailed, the appeal
must be postmarked and sent to the commissioner within five calendar days after the
establishment receives notice. If an appeal is made by personal service, it must be received
by the commissioner within five calendar days after the establishment received the order.
new text end

new text begin (c) An assisted living establishment whose license is immediately temporarily suspended
must comply with the requirements for notification and transfer of clients in subdivision 9.
These requirements remain if an appeal is requested.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Time limits for appeals. new text end

new text begin To appeal the assessment of civil penalties under
section 144A.474, subdivision 11, and an action against a licensee under this section, an
establishment must request a hearing no later than 15 days after the establishment receives
notice of the action.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Plan required. new text end

new text begin (a) The process of suspending or revoking a license must include
a plan for transferring affected residents to other establishments by the assisted living
establishment, which will be monitored by the commissioner. Within three business days
of being notified of the final revocation or suspension action, the assisted living establishment
shall provide the commissioner, the lead agencies as defined in section 256B.0911, and the
ombudsman for long-term care with the following information:
new text end

new text begin (1) a list of all residents, including full names and all contact information on file;
new text end

new text begin (2) a list of each resident's designated representative or emergency contact person,
including full names and all contact information on file;
new text end

new text begin (3) the payor sources for each resident, including payor source identification numbers;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) for each resident, a copy of the resident's assisted living contract, and a list of the
types of services being provided.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revocation or suspension notification requirement is satisfied by mailing the
notice to the address in the license record. The assisted living establishment shall cooperate
with the commissioner and the lead agencies during the process of transferring care of
residents to qualified establishments. Within three business days of being notified of the
final revocation or suspension action, the assisted living establishment must notify and
disclose to each of the assisted living establishment's residents, and the residents'
representatives or emergency contact persons, that the commissioner is taking action against
the assisted living establishment's license by providing a copy of the revocation or suspension
notice issued by the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Owners and managerial officials; refusal to grant license. new text end

new text begin (a) The owners
and managerial officials of an assisted living establishment whose Minnesota license has
not been renewed or that has been revoked because of noncompliance with applicable laws
or rules shall not be eligible to apply for and shall not be granted an assisted living
establishment license or be given status as an enrolled personal care assistance provider
agency or personal care assistant by the Department of Human Services under section
256B.0659 for five years following the effective date of the nonrenewal or revocation. If
the owners and managerial officials already have enrollment status, their enrollment will
be terminated by the Department of Human Services.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall not issue a license to an assisted living establishment for
five years following the effective date of license nonrenewal or revocation if the owner or
managerial official, including any individual who was an owner or managerial official of
another assisted living establishment, had a Minnesota license that was not renewed or was
revoked as described in paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding subdivision 1, the commissioner shall not renew, or shall suspend
or revoke, the license of any assisted living establishment that includes any individual as
an owner or managerial official who was an owner or managerial official of an assisted
living establishment whose Minnesota license was not renewed or was revoked as described
in paragraph (a) for five years following the effective date of the nonrenewal or revocation.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner shall notify the assisted living establishment 30 days in advance
of the date of nonrenewal, suspension, or revocation of the license. Within ten days after
the receipt of the notification, the assisted living establishment may request, in writing, that
the commissioner stay the nonrenewal, revocation, or suspension of the license. The assisted
living establishment shall specify: (1) the reasons for requesting the stay; (2) the steps that
will be taken to attain or maintain compliance with the licensure laws and regulations; (3)
any limits on the authority or responsibility of the owners or managerial officials whose
actions resulted in the notice of nonrenewal, revocation, or suspension; and (4) any other
information to establish that the continuing affiliation with these individuals will not
jeopardize client health, safety, or well-being.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner shall determine whether the stay will be granted within 30 days
of receiving the establishment's request. The commissioner may propose additional
restrictions or limitations on the establishment's license and require that the granting of the
stay be contingent upon compliance with those provisions. The commissioner shall take
into consideration the following factors when determining whether the stay should be
granted:
new text end

new text begin (1) the threat that continued involvement of the owners and managerial officials with
the assisted living establishment poses to resident health, safety, and well-being;
new text end

new text begin (2) the compliance history of the assisted living establishment; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the appropriateness of any limits suggested by the assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin (f) If the commissioner grants the stay, the order shall include any restrictions or limitation
on the establishment's license. The failure of the establishment to comply with any restrictions
or limitations shall result in the immediate removal of the stay and the commissioner shall
take immediate action to suspend, revoke, or not renew the license.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Request for hearing. new text end

new text begin A request for a hearing must be in writing and must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be mailed or delivered to the department or the commissioner's designee;
new text end

new text begin (2) contain a brief and plain statement describing every matter or issue contested; and
new text end

new text begin (3) contain a brief and plain statement of any new matter that the applicant or assisted
living establishment believes constitutes a defense or mitigating factor.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Informal conference. new text end

new text begin At any time, the applicant or establishment and the
commissioner may hold an informal conference to exchange information, clarify issues, or
resolve issues.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Injunctive relief. new text end

new text begin In addition to any other remedy provided by law, the
commissioner may bring an action in district court to enjoin a person who is involved in
the management, operation, or control of an assisted living establishment or an employee
of the assisted living establishment from illegally engaging in activities regulated by this
chapter. The commissioner may bring an action under this subdivision in the district court
in Ramsey County or in the district in which an assisted living establishment is operating.
The court may grant a temporary restraining order in the proceeding if continued activity
by the person who is involved in the management, operation, or control of an assisted living
establishment, or by an employee of the assisted living establishment, would create an
imminent risk of harm to a resident.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Subpoena. new text end

new text begin In matters pending before the commissioner under this chapter,
the commissioner may issue subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses and the
production of all necessary papers, books, records, documents, and other evidentiary material.
If a person fails or refuses to comply with a subpoena or order of the commissioner to appear
or testify regarding any matter about which the person may be lawfully questioned or to
produce any papers, books, records, documents, or evidentiary materials in the matter to be
heard, the commissioner may apply to the district court in any district, and the court shall
order the person to comply with the commissioner's order or subpoena. The commissioner
may administer oaths to witnesses or take their affirmation. Depositions may be taken in
or outside the state in the manner provided by law for the taking of depositions in civil
actions. A subpoena or other process or paper may be served on a named person anywhere
in the state by an officer authorized to serve subpoenas in civil actions, with the same fees
and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law for a process issued out of a
district court. A person subpoenaed under this subdivision shall receive the same fees,
mileage, and other costs that are paid in proceedings in district court.
new text end

Sec. 34.

new text begin [144I.12] SURVEYS OF ASSISTED LIVING ESTABLISHMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments are subject to the same survey procedures as are home
care providers under section 144A.474, subdivisions 1 to 8.
new text end

Sec. 35.

new text begin [144I.13] CORRECTION ORDERS AND FINES.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner may take the same enforcement actions against and assess the same
fines to assisted living establishments as against and to home care providers under section
144A.474, subdivision 11.
new text end

Sec. 36.

new text begin [144I.14] RECONSIDERATION OF CORRECTION ORDERS OR FINES.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments have access to the same correction order reconsideration
process as do home care providers under section 144A.474, subdivision 12.
new text end

Sec. 37.

new text begin [144I.15] SURVEY OF MEDICARE-CERTIFIED PROVIDERS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Coordination of surveys. new text end

new text begin The commissioner is subject to the same
requirement to coordinate surveys under section 144I.12 with Medicare certification surveys
for assisted living establishments as for home care providers under section 144A.477,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Equivalent requirements. new text end

new text begin For assisted living establishments that are also
Medicare-certified as home health agencies, the same state licensure requirements that are
considered equivalent to federal requirements for home care providers under section
144A.477, subdivision 2, are also considered equivalent for assisted living establishments.
new text end

Sec. 38.

new text begin [144I.16] INNOVATION VARIANCES.
new text end

new text begin Innovation variances available to home care providers under section 144A.478 are
available in the same manner and under the same terms to assisted living establishments.
new text end

Sec. 39.

new text begin [144I.20] ASSISTED LIVING CONTRACT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Contract required. new text end

new text begin An assisted living establishment licensed under this
chapter must execute a written assisted living contract, as defined in subdivisions 2 and 3,
between the establishment and each resident or resident's designated representative, and
must operate in accordance with the terms of the contract. The establishment shall provide
the resident or the resident's designated representative a complete copy of the contract, all
supporting documents and attachments, and any changes whenever changes are made.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Contents of contract. new text end

new text begin An assisted living contract, which need not be entitled
as such to comply with this section, shall include at least the following elements in itself or
through supporting documents or attachments:
new text end

new text begin (1) the name, street address, and mailing address of the establishment;
new text end

new text begin (2) the name and mailing address of the owner or owners of the establishment and, if
the owner or owners are not natural persons, identification of the type of business entity of
the owner or owners;
new text end

new text begin (3) the name and mailing address of the managing agent, through management agreement
or lease agreement, of the establishment, if different from the owner or owners;
new text end

new text begin (4) the name and address of at least one natural person who is authorized to accept service
of process on behalf of the owner or owners and managing agent;
new text end

new text begin (5) a statement describing the licensure status of the establishment and the home care
licensing status of any arranged home care provider;
new text end

new text begin (6) the term of the contract;
new text end

new text begin (7) a description of the services to be provided to the resident in the base rate to be paid
by the resident, including a delineation of the portion of the base rate that constitutes rent
and a delineation of charges for each service included in the base rate;
new text end

new text begin (8) a description of any additional services, including home care services, available for
an additional fee and a schedule of fees charged for these services;
new text end

new text begin (9) a conspicuous notice informing the resident of the policy concerning the conditions
under which and the process through which the contract may be modified, amended, or
terminated, including whether a move to a different room or sharing a room would be
required in the event that the resident can no longer pay the current rent;
new text end

new text begin (10) a description of the establishment's complaint resolution process available to residents
including the toll-free complaint line for the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care;
new text end

new text begin (11) the resident's designated representative, if any;
new text end

new text begin (12) the establishment's referral procedures if the contract is terminated;
new text end

new text begin (13) requirements of residency used by the establishment to determine who may reside
or continue to reside in the assisted living establishment;
new text end

new text begin (14) billing and payment procedures and requirements;
new text end

new text begin (15) a statement regarding the ability of a resident to receive services from service
providers other than the establishment;
new text end

new text begin (16) a statement regarding the availability of public funds for payment for residence or
services in the establishment;
new text end

new text begin (17) a statement regarding the availability of and contact information for long-term care
consultation services under section 256B.0911 in the county in which the establishment is
located;
new text end

new text begin (18) a description of special care status, if applicable, as defined in section 325F.72; and
new text end

new text begin (19) a description of how residents are informed of any changes in the arranged home
care provider, if applicable.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Additional contract requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) For a resident receiving one or more
home care services from the assisted living establishment, the contract must also include a
statement:
new text end

new text begin (1) regarding the ability of a resident to furnish and decorate the resident's unit within
the terms of the contract;
new text end

new text begin (2) regarding the resident's right to access food at any time;
new text end

new text begin (3) regarding a resident's right to choose the resident's visitors and times of visits;
new text end

new text begin (4) regarding the resident's right to choose a roommate if sharing a unit; and
new text end

new text begin (5) notifying the resident of the resident's right to have and use a lockable door to the
resident's unit. The landlord shall provide the locks on the unit. Only a staff member with
a specific need to enter the unit shall have keys, and advance notice must be given to the
resident before entrance, when possible.
new text end

new text begin (b) A restriction of a resident's rights under this subdivision is allowed only if determined
necessary for health and safety reasons identified by the establishment's registered nurse in
an initial assessment or reassessment, as defined under section 144A.4791, subdivision 8,
and documented in the written service plan under section 144A.4791, subdivision 9. Any
restrictions of those rights for people served under sections 256B.0915 and 256B.49 must
be documented in the resident's coordinated service and support plan (CSSP), as defined
under sections 256B.0915, subdivision 6, and 256B.49, subdivision 15.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Required attachments. new text end

new text begin (a) An assisted living contract must have the following
attachments:
new text end

new text begin (1) the service agreement, which includes any services provided under the assisted living
license requirement; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the rates and charges for all services.
new text end

new text begin (b) Whenever an assisted living establishment makes changes to a required attachment,
the assisted living establishment must provide an updated copy to the resident or the resident's
designated representative and retain the prior versions of the required attachments in the
resident's permanent file, as required under subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Contracts in permanent files. new text end

new text begin The establishment shall maintain assisted living
contracts and related documents executed by each resident or resident's designated
representative in files from the date of execution until three years after the contract is
terminated. The contracts and the written disclosures required under section 325F.72, if
applicable, shall be made available for on-site inspection by the commissioner upon request
at any time.
new text end

Sec. 40.

new text begin [144I.21] ASSISTED LIVING CONTRACT TERMINATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Prerequisite to termination of housing or services. new text end

new text begin Before terminating
a resident's housing or services, an assisted living establishment must explain in detail the
reasons for the termination and work with the resident and the resident's designated
representative to avoid the termination by identifying and offering reasonable
accommodations, interventions, or alternatives within the scope of services provided by the
assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Notice of contract termination required. new text end

new text begin If the assisted living establishment
and the resident or resident's designated representative cannot identify a mutually agreeable
method of avoiding a termination of an assisted living contract, the assisted living
establishment must issue to the resident or the resident's designated representative a notice
of contract termination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Required content of a notice of contract termination. new text end

new text begin The notice required
under subdivision 2 must contain, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) the effective date of termination of the assisted living contract;
new text end

new text begin (2) a detailed explanation of the basis for the termination, including but not limited to
clinical or other supporting rationale;
new text end

new text begin (3) a detailed explanation of the conditions under which a new or amended assisted
living contract may be executed between the assisted living establishment and the resident
or the resident's designated representative;
new text end

new text begin (4) a list of known providers in the immediate geographic area;
new text end

new text begin (5) a statement that the resident has the right to appeal the termination of an assisted
living contract that contained as a term of the contract the provision by the establishment
of services, an explanation of how and to whom to appeal, and contact information for the
Office of Administrative Hearings;
new text end

new text begin (6) a statement that the termination of an assisted living contract that does not contain
as a term of the contract the provision by the establishment of services is governed
exclusively by the terms of the lease contained in the assisted living contract and the resident
has the rights and protections available under chapter 504B;
new text end

new text begin (7) information on how to contact the ombudsman for long-term care;
new text end

new text begin (8) an offer to meet with the individual within five days of receiving notice for assistance
with transition planning;
new text end

new text begin (9) a statement that the assisted living establishment must participate in a coordinated
transfer of care of the resident to another provider or caregiver, as required under section
144I.51, subdivision 1, clause (18); and
new text end

new text begin (10) the name and contact information of a person employed by the assisted living
establishment with whom the resident may discuss the notice of termination.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Notice period for nonemergency assisted living contract terminations. new text end

new text begin A
licensed assisted living establishment may terminate an assisted living contract 30 calendar
days after issuing the notice of contract termination required under subdivision 2, unless
the conditions of subdivision 5 are met.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Notice period for emergency assisted living contract terminations. new text end

new text begin A licensed
assisted living establishment may terminate an assisted living contract ten calendar days
after issuing the notice of contract termination if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the resident engages in conduct that alters the terms of the assisted living contract
or creates an abusive or unsafe work environment for the employees of the assisted living
establishment, or creates an abusive or unsafe environment for other residents;
new text end

new text begin (2) a significant change in the resident's condition has resulted in service needs that are
beyond the scope of services the assisted living establishment has indicated in its assisted
living contract that it will provide or that cannot be safely met without additional services
provided by the establishment for which the resident is either unwilling or unable to pay,
or without additional services being provided directly to the resident by another licensed
provider that are either unavailable or for which the resident is unable or unwilling to pay;
or
new text end

new text begin (3) the establishment has not received payment for services.
new text end

Sec. 41.

new text begin [144I.22] APPEALS OF ASSISTED LIVING CONTRACT
TERMINATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Right to appeal. new text end

new text begin Residents of assisted living establishments have the
right to appeal the termination of an assisted living contract that contained as a term of the
contract the provision of services by the assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Permissible grounds for appeal. new text end

new text begin Permissible grounds for an appeal of an
assisted living contract that contained as a term of the contract the provision of services by
the assisted living establishment are limited to the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the assisted living establishment was motivated to terminate the contract as retaliation
against the resident for exercising the resident's rights;
new text end

new text begin (2) a factual dispute between the assisted living establishment and the resident concerning
the underlying reason for an emergency termination of the assisted living contract; or
new text end

new text begin (3) termination would result in great harm or potential great harm to the resident as
determined by a totality of the circumstances. A contract termination cannot be overturned
under this clause if the establishment has alleged and demonstrated nonpayment. If an
administrative law judge finds sufficient evidence to overturn a contract termination under
this clause, the resident will be given an additional 30 days' notice, after which the case will
be reviewed to determine whether there is a sufficient alternative.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Appeals process. new text end

new text begin (a) Any appeal of a termination of an assisted living contract
under this section must be filed with the Office of Administrative Hearings within five
business days of receipt of a notice of contract termination.
new text end

new text begin (b) An appeal hearing must occur within ten business days of filing an appeal.
new text end

new text begin (c) An administrative law judge must issue a decision within ten business days of the
appeal hearing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Service provision while appeal pending. new text end

new text begin Pending the outcome of an appeal
of the termination of an assisted living contract, if additional services are needed to meet
the health or safety needs of the resident, the resident or designated resident representative
is responsible for arranging and covering the costs for those additional services.
new text end

Sec. 42.

new text begin [144I.23] RESERVATION OF RIGHTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Use of services. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this chapter requires an assisted living resident
to utilize any service offered or provided by an assisted living establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Assisted living contracts. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this chapter requires an assisted living
establishment to execute or refrain from terminating an assisted living contract with a
prospective or current resident who is unable or unwilling to meet the requirements of
residency, with or without assistance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Provision of services. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this chapter requires the assisted living
establishment to offer or continue to provide services under an assisted living contract to a
prospective or current resident of the establishment whose needs cannot be met by the
establishment.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Altering operations; service packages. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this chapter requires an
assisted living establishment to fundamentally alter the nature of the operations of the
establishment in order to accommodate the request or need for facilities or services by any
resident, or to refrain from requiring, as a condition of residency, that a resident pay for a
package of services even if the resident does not choose to utilize all or some of the services
in the package.
new text end

Sec. 43.

new text begin [144I.24] UNIFORM CONSUMER INFORMATION GUIDE.
new text end

new text begin (a) All assisted living establishments shall make available to all prospective and current
residents a uniform consumer information guide. The information guide must contain
information consistent with the uniform format and the required components adopted by
the commissioner under paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner shall adopt a uniform format for the guide to be used by individual
assisted living establishments, and the required components of materials to be used by
assisted living establishments to inform assisted living establishment residents of their legal
rights, and shall make the uniform format and the required components available to assisted
living establishments.
new text end

Sec. 44.

new text begin [144I.241] UNIFORM CHECKLIST DISCLOSURE OF SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin (a) An assisted living establishment must provide to prospective residents, the prospective
resident's designated representative, and any other person or persons the resident chooses:
new text end

new text begin (1) a written checklist listing all services permitted under the assisted living
establishment's license and identifying all services the assisted living establishment offers
to provide under the assisted living contract; and
new text end

new text begin (2) an oral explanation of the services offered under the assisted living contract.
new text end

new text begin (b) The requirements of paragraph (a) must be completed prior to the execution of an
assisted living contract.
new text end

Sec. 45.

new text begin [144I.25] DECEPTIVE MARKETING AND BUSINESS PRACTICES
PROHIBITED.
new text end

new text begin (a) For the purposes of this section, "provider" includes an assisted living establishment
and an arranged home care provider.
new text end

new text begin (b) Deceptive marketing and business practices by providers are prohibited. No employee
or agent of any provider may:
new text end

new text begin (1) make any false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading statements or representations,
or material omissions, in marketing, advertising, or any other description or representation
of care or services in writing;
new text end

new text begin (2) fail to inform a resident in writing of any limitations to services available prior to
executing an assisted living contract; or
new text end

new text begin (3) advertise or represent in writing that the assisted living establishment has a special
care unit, such as for dementia or memory care, without:
new text end

new text begin (i) complying with disclosure requirements under section 325F.72 and any training
requirements required by law or rule; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) after July 1, 2020, meeting and complying with all the requirements under this chapter
and any adopted rules.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 46.

new text begin [144I.26] ACCEPTANCE OF RESIDENTS.
new text end

new text begin No assisted living establishment may accept a person as a resident unless the assisted
living establishment has staff sufficient in qualifications, competency, and numbers to
adequately provide the services agreed to in the assisted living contract and that are within
the scope of the establishment's license.
new text end

Sec. 47.

new text begin [144I.30] BUSINESS OPERATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments are subject to the same business operation requirements
as are home care providers under section 144A.479.
new text end

Sec. 48.

new text begin [144I.31] RESIDENT RECORD REQUIREMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments are subject to the same requirements related to resident
records as are home care providers with respect to client records under section 144A.4794.
new text end

Sec. 49.

new text begin [144I.32] ASSESSMENT OF RESIDENTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) For each prospective resident seeking comprehensive assisted living services, a
comprehensive assisted living establishment must conduct an initial assessment to determine
the person's physical, cognitive, social, and service needs, and propose a plan for care and
services based on the assessment, before the earlier of the date the prospective resident:
new text end

new text begin (1) enters into an assisted living contract under section 144I.20; or
new text end

new text begin (2) moves in.
new text end

new text begin (b) A comprehensive assisted living establishment must conduct ongoing physical,
cognitive, social, and service assessments to identify changes in the resident's conditions
and indicate necessary changes in the resident's service plan based on the assessment.
new text end

new text begin (c) The portion of the assessment that involves the prospective resident or resident's
physical and cognitive condition must be conducted by a registered nurse, as required by
applicable home care licensure requirements in chapter 144A and sections 148.171 to
148.285.
new text end

new text begin (d) The prospective resident has the right to participate in the service planning process
and may include the prospective resident's designated representative.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 50.

new text begin [144I.33] MEDICATION MANAGEMENT.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments providing medication management services are subject
to the same requirements as home care providers under section 144A.4792.
new text end

Sec. 51.

new text begin [144I.34] TREATMENT AND THERAPY MANAGEMENT SERVICES.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments providing treatment or therapy management services are
subject to the same requirements as home care providers under section 144A.4793.
new text end

Sec. 52.

new text begin [144I.35] EMERGENCY PLANNING.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Disaster plan. new text end

new text begin Each assisted living establishment must:
new text end

new text begin (1) have a written emergency disaster plan that contains a plan for evacuation, addresses
elements of sheltering in-place, identifies temporary relocation sites, and details staff
assignments in the event of a disaster or an emergency;
new text end

new text begin (2) post an emergency disaster plan prominently;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide building emergency exit diagrams to all residents upon signing an assisted
living contract;
new text end

new text begin (4) post emergency exit diagrams on each floor; and
new text end

new text begin (5) have a written policy and procedure regarding missing residents.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Emergency and disaster training. new text end

new text begin Each assisted living establishment must
provide emergency and disaster training to all staff during the initial staff orientation and
annually thereafter and must make emergency and disaster training available to all tenants
annually. Staff who have not received emergency and disaster training are allowed to work
only when trained staff are also working on site.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Drills. new text end

new text begin Each assisted living establishment must conduct and document a fire
drill or other emergency drill at least every six months. To the extent possible, drills must
be coordinated with local fire departments or other community emergency resources.
new text end

Sec. 53.

new text begin [144I.36] INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments are subject to the same infectious disease prevention and
control requirements as are home care providers under sections 144A.45, subdivision 6,
and 144A.4798.
new text end

Sec. 54.

new text begin [144I.40] STAFF QUALIFICATIONS.
new text end

new text begin Direct-care staff of assisted living establishments must meet the same requirements as
staff of a home care provider under section 144A.4795, subdivisions 1 to 3 and 5 to 7.
new text end

Sec. 55.

new text begin [144I.41] STAFF ORIENTATION AND ANNUAL TRAINING.
new text end

new text begin (a) All assisted living establishment staff providing and supervising direct home care
services must complete the orientation required in section 144A.4796, subdivisions 1 and
2. All assisted living establishment staff providing direct-care services must be oriented
specifically to each individual resident and the services to be provided. This orientation
may be provided in person, orally, in writing, or electronically. All assisted living
establishment staff that perform direct-care services must complete the required annual
training specified in section 144A.4796, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin (b) An assisted living establishment must retain documentation in the employee records
of the staff who have satisfied the orientation and training requirements of this subdivision.
new text end

Sec. 56.

new text begin [144I.42] STAFF SUPERVISION.
new text end

new text begin Assisted living establishments are subject to the same direct-care staff supervision
requirements as are home care providers under section 144A.4797.
new text end

Sec. 57.

new text begin [144I.43] DELEGATION OF HOME CARE TASKS.
new text end

new text begin Registered nurses and licensed health professionals providing services to residents of a
comprehensive or comprehensive PLUS assisted living establishment are required to comply
with the same delegation standards as are registered nurses and licensed health professionals
providing home care under section 144A.4795, subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 58.

new text begin [144I.44] DEMENTIA TRAINING AND STANDARDS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Training in dementia care required; employees. new text end

new text begin (a) If an assisted living
establishment licensed under this chapter has a special program or special care unit for
residents with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias or advertises, markets, or otherwise
promotes the establishment as providing services for persons with Alzheimer's disease or
other dementias, whether in a segregated or general unit, employees of the establishment
and of the establishment's arranged home care provider must meet the following training
requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) supervisors of direct-care staff must have completed at least eight hours of initial
training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 120 working hours of the employment
start date, and must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care
for each 12 months of employment thereafter;
new text end

new text begin (2) direct-care staff must have completed at least eight hours of initial training on topics
specified under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date. Until
this initial training is complete, an employee must not provide direct care unless there is
another employee on site who has completed the initial eight hours of training on topics
related to dementia care and who can act as a resource and assist if issues arise. A trainer
of the requirements under paragraph (b), or a supervisor meeting the requirements of clause
(1), must be available for consultation with the new employee until the new employee
completes the training requirement. Direct-care staff must have at least two hours of training
on topics related to dementia for each 12 months of employment thereafter;
new text end

new text begin (3) staff who do not provide direct care, including maintenance, housekeeping, and food
service staff, must have completed at least four hours of initial training on topics specified
under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date, and must have
at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care for each 12 months of
employment thereafter; and
new text end

new text begin (4) new employees may satisfy the initial training requirements by producing written
proof of previously completed required training.
new text end

new text begin (b) Areas of required training include:
new text end

new text begin (1) an explanation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders;
new text end

new text begin (2) assistance with activities of daily living;
new text end

new text begin (3) problem solving with challenging behaviors; and
new text end

new text begin (4) communication skills.
new text end

new text begin (c) The establishment shall provide to residents, in written or electronic form, a
description of the training program, the categories of employees trained, the frequency of
training, and the basic topics covered. This information satisfies the disclosure requirements
of section 325F.72, subdivision 2, clause (4).
new text end

new text begin (d) An assisted living establishment not included in paragraph (a) must meet the following
training requirements:
new text end

new text begin (1) supervisors of direct-care staff must have completed at least four hours of initial
training on topics specified under paragraph (b) within 120 working hours of the employment
start date, and must have at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care
for each 12 months of employment thereafter;
new text end

new text begin (2) direct-care staff must have completed at least four hours of initial training on topics
specified under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date. Until
this initial training is complete, an employee must not provide direct care unless there is
another employee on site who has completed the initial four hours of training on topics
related to dementia care and who can act as a resource and assist if issues arise. A trainer
of the requirements under paragraph (b) or supervisor meeting the requirements under
paragraph (a), clause (1), must be available for consultation with the new employee until
the new employee completes the training requirement. Direct-care staff must have at least
two hours of training on topics related to dementia for each 12 months of employment
thereafter;
new text end

new text begin (3) staff who do not provide direct care, including maintenance, housekeeping, and food
service staff, must have completed at least four hours of initial training on topics specified
under paragraph (b) within 160 working hours of the employment start date, and must have
at least two hours of training on topics related to dementia care for each 12 months of
employment thereafter; and
new text end

new text begin (4) new employees may satisfy the initial training requirements by producing written
proof of previously completed required training.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Training in dementia care required; managers. new text end

new text begin (a) For managers of
establishments identified in section 325F.72, the continuing education requirements under
section 144A.20, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), must include at least eight hours of
documented training on the topics identified in subdivision 1, paragraph (b), within 160
working hours of hire, and two hours of training on these topics for each 12 months of
licensure thereafter.
new text end

new text begin (b) For managers of establishments not covered by section 325F.72, the continuing
education requirements under section 144A.20, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), must include
at least four hours of documented training on the topics identified in subdivision 1, paragraph
(b), within 160 working hours of hire, and two hours of training on these topics for each 12
months of employment thereafter.
new text end

Sec. 59.

new text begin [144I.50] USE OF RESTRAINTS IN ASSISTED LIVING
ESTABLISHMENTS.
new text end

new text begin Residents of assisted living establishments must be free from any physical or chemical
restraints imposed for purposes of discipline or convenience.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 60.

new text begin [144I.51] ASSISTED LIVING BILL OF RIGHTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Statement of rights. new text end

new text begin A resident of an assisted living establishment has
the right:
new text end

new text begin (1) to receive written information about rights before executing an assisted living contract,
including what to do if rights are violated;
new text end

new text begin (2) to receive care and services according to a suitable and up-to-date plan, and subject
to accepted health care, medical, or nursing standards, to take an active part in developing,
modifying, and evaluating the plan and services;
new text end

new text begin (3) to be told before receiving services the type and disciplines of staff who will be
providing the services, the frequency of visits proposed to be furnished, other choices that
are available for addressing needs, and the potential consequences of refusing these services;
new text end

new text begin (4) to be told in advance of any recommended changes by the establishment to the
assisted living contract and to take an active part in any decisions about changes to the
assisted living contract;
new text end

new text begin (5) to refuse services or treatment;
new text end

new text begin (6) to know before executing an assisted living contract any limits to the services available
from the assisted living establishment;
new text end

new text begin (7) to be told before executing an assisted living contract what the assisted living
establishment charges for services; to what extent payment may be expected from health
insurance, public programs, or other sources, if known; and what charges the resident may
be responsible for paying;
new text end

new text begin (8) to know that there may be other services available in the community, including other
home care services and home care providers, and to know where to find information about
these services;
new text end

new text begin (9) to choose freely among available home care providers and to change providers after
services have begun, within the limits of health insurance, long-term care insurance, medical
assistance, or other health programs;
new text end

new text begin (10) to have personal, financial, and medical information kept private, and to be advised
of the assisted living establishment's policies and procedures regarding disclosure of such
information;
new text end

new text begin (11) to access the resident's own records and written information from those records in
accordance with sections 144.291 to 144.298;
new text end

new text begin (12) to be served by people who are properly trained and competent to perform their
duties;
new text end

new text begin (13) to be treated with courtesy and respect, and to have the resident's property treated
with respect;
new text end

new text begin (14) to be free from physical and verbal abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and all
forms of maltreatment covered under the Vulnerable Adults Act and the Maltreatment of
Minors Act;
new text end

new text begin (15) to receive reasonable, advance notice of changes in services or charges;
new text end

new text begin (16) to know the assisted living establishment's reason for termination of an assisted
living contract;
new text end

new text begin (17) to receive reasonable, advance notice of changes in services or charges, including
at least 30 days' advance notice of the termination of a service by an assisted living
establishment, except in cases where:
new text end

new text begin (i) the recipient of services engages in conduct that alters the terms of the assisted living
contract or creates an abusive or unsafe work environment for the employees of the assisted
living establishment, or creates an abusive or unsafe living environment for other residents;
new text end

new text begin (ii) an emergency for the informal caregiver or a significant change in the recipient's
condition has resulted in service needs that exceed the current assisted living contract and
that cannot be safely met by the establishment; or
new text end

new text begin (iii) the establishment has not received payment for services, for which at least ten days'
advance notice of the termination of a service shall be provided;
new text end

new text begin (18) to a coordinated transfer when there will be a change in the provider of services;
new text end

new text begin (19) to complain about services that are provided, or fail to be provided, and the lack of
courtesy or respect to the resident or the resident's property;
new text end

new text begin (20) to know how to contact an individual associated with the assisted living establishment
who is responsible for handling problems and to have the assisted living establishment
investigate and attempt to resolve the grievance or complaint;
new text end

new text begin (21) to know the name and address of the state or county agency to contact for additional
information or assistance;
new text end

new text begin (22) to assert these rights personally, or have them asserted by the resident's designated
representative or by anyone on behalf of the resident, without retaliation; and
new text end

new text begin (23) to recommend changes in policies and services to the assisted living establishment
and others of the resident's choice, free from restraint, interference, coercion, discrimination,
or reprisal, including threat of termination of services or threat of termination of an assisted
living contract.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Interpretation and enforcement of rights. new text end

new text begin These rights are established for
the benefit of residents. All assisted living establishments must comply with this section.
The commissioner shall enforce this section. An assisted living establishment may not
request or require a resident to surrender any of these rights as a condition of residency or
of receiving services. This statement of rights does not replace or diminish other rights and
liberties that may exist relative to residents of assisted living establishments, residents
receiving home care services, persons providing home care services, or providers licensed
under sections 144A.43 to 144A.482.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notification to resident. new text end

new text begin (a) The assisted living establishment shall provide
the resident or the resident's designated representative a written notice of the rights under
this section upon the resident's execution of an assisted living contract. The assisted living
establishment shall make all reasonable efforts to provide notice of the rights to the resident
or the resident's designated representative in a language the resident or representative can
understand.
new text end

new text begin (b) In addition to the text of the assisted living bill of rights in this section, the notice
shall also contain the following statement describing how to file a complaint with these
offices:
new text end

new text begin "If you have a complaint about this assisted living establishment or any person providing
your services, you may call, write, or visit the Office of Health Facility Complaints,
Minnesota Department of Health. You may also contact the Office of Ombudsman for
Long-Term Care or the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities."
new text end

new text begin The statement must include the telephone number, website address, e-mail address, mailing
address, and street address of the Office of Health Facility Complaints at the Minnesota
Department of Health, the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care, and the Office of
Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. The statement must also
include the name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and name or title of the person
at the assisted living establishment to whom problems or complaints may be directed. It
must also include a statement that the assisted living establishment will not retaliate against
a resident if a resident or resident's designated representative files a complaint.
new text end

new text begin (c) The assisted living establishment shall obtain written acknowledgment of the resident's
receipt of the assisted living bill of rights or shall document why an acknowledgment cannot
be obtained. The acknowledgment may be obtained from the resident or the resident's
designated representative. Acknowledgment of receipt shall be retained in the resident's
record.
new text end

new text begin (d) An assisted living establishment, including an assisted living establishment with an
arranged home care provider, that complies with this section is not required to also provide
the home care bill of rights and related notice required under sections 144A.44 and
144A.4791.
new text end

Sec. 61.

new text begin [144I.52] RETALIATION PROHIBITED IN ASSISTED LIVING
ESTABLISHMENTS.
new text end

new text begin (a) No assisted living establishment or agent of the assisted living establishment may
retaliate against a resident or employee by taking adverse action directly related to the
following actions performed in good faith by the resident, employee, or any person on behalf
of the resident:
new text end

new text begin (1) filing a complaint or asserting any right;
new text end

new text begin (2) filing a maltreatment report under section 626.557;
new text end

new text begin (3) reporting a reasonable suspicion of a crime or systemic problems or concerns to the
executive director of an assisted living establishment, the ombudsman for long-term care,
or a regulatory or other government agency;
new text end

new text begin (4) participating in any investigation or administrative or judicial proceeding;
new text end

new text begin (5) contracting or indicating an intention to contract to receive services from a service
provider of the resident's choice other than the assisted living establishment or arranged
home care provider; or
new text end

new text begin (6) placing or indicating an intention to place a camera or electronic monitoring device
in the resident's private space if authorized under state or federal law.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, to "retaliate" against a resident includes but is not limited
to any of the following actions taken in bad faith and not related to other events in the
assisted living establishment by an assisted living establishment or an agent of the assisted
living establishment against a resident, or any person with a familial, personal, legal, or
professional relationship with the resident:
new text end

new text begin (1) termination of an assisted living contract;
new text end

new text begin (2) any form of discrimination;
new text end

new text begin (3) restriction or prohibition of access:
new text end

new text begin (i) of the resident to the facility or visitors; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) of a family member or a person with a personal, legal, or professional relationship
with the resident, to the resident, unless the restriction is the result of a court order;
new text end

new text begin (4) imposition of involuntary seclusion or the withholding of food, care, or services;
new text end

new text begin (5) restriction of any of the rights granted to residents under state or federal law;
new text end

new text begin (6) restriction or reduction of access to or use of amenities, care, services, privileges, or
living arrangements; or
new text end

new text begin (7) unauthorized removal of, tampering with, or deprivation of technology,
communication, or electronic monitoring devices.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 62.

new text begin [144I.53] REQUEST FOR DISCONTINUATION OF LIFE-SUSTAINING
TREATMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) Assisted living establishments are subject to the same requirements and afforded the
same protections with respect to requests for the discontinuation of life-sustaining treatment
as are home care providers under section 144A.4791, subdivision 13, paragraphs (a) to (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) Residents of assisted living establishments have the same rights as clients of home
care providers under section 144A.4791, subdivision 13, paragraphs (d) and (e).
new text end

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 152.34, is amended to read:


152.34 HEALTH CARE FACILITIES.

(a) Health care facilities licensed under chapter 144A, boarding care homes licensed
under section 144.50, assisted living deleted text beginfacilitiesdeleted text endnew text begin establishments licensed under chapter 144Inew text end,
and facilities owned, controlled, managed, or under common control with hospitals licensed
under chapter 144, may adopt reasonable restrictions on the use of medical cannabis by a
patient enrolled in the registry program who resides at or is actively receiving treatment or
care at the facility. The restrictions may include a provision that the facility will not store
or maintain the patient's supply of medical cannabis, that the facility is not responsible for
providing the medical cannabis for patients, and that medical cannabis be used only in a
place specified by the facility.

(b) Any employee or agent of a facility listed in this section or a person licensed under
chapter 144E is not subject to violations under this chapter for possession of medical cannabis
while carrying out employment duties, including providing or supervising care to a registered
patient, or distribution of medical cannabis to a registered patient who resides at or is actively
receiving treatment or care at the facility with which the employee or agent is affiliated.
Nothing in this section shall require the facilities to adopt such restrictions and no facility
shall unreasonably limit a patient's access to or use of medical cannabis to the extent that
use is authorized by the patient under sections 152.22 to 152.37.

Sec. 64. new text beginDIRECTION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Fee schedule. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall propose a schedule of
fees to be paid by assisted living establishments licensed under Minnesota Statutes, chapter
144I. The fee shall be set in an amount to generate revenue sufficient to cover the
enforcement obligations under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144I. In developing the fee
schedule, the commissioner of health shall take into account potential access to federal
funds, the amount paid by the assisted living establishment in home care provider licensing
fees, and the use of a minimum and maximum fee amount per establishment. The
commissioner of health shall submit the proposed fee schedule and legislative language to
the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction
over health care or aging and long-term care by February 1, 2020.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Uniform checklist disclosure form. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health must, in
consultation with all interested stakeholders, design the uniform checklist disclosure form
for use as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 144I.241.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Recommend draft legislation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall develop
recommendations and prepare draft legislation addressing the following issues:
new text end

new text begin (1) survey requirements for and investigation of assisted living establishments, including
types of surveys and the survey process;
new text end

new text begin (2) enforcement mechanisms in addition to those specified in Minnesota Statutes, sections
144I.10 and 144I.11, including correction orders and fines. The commissioner's
recommendations shall include proposed levels of violation reflecting varying scope and
severity, and the range of fines that the commissioner may impose for violations at different
levels;
new text end

new text begin (3) recommendations on a process to utilize funds collected from enforcement
mechanisms for quality improvement initiatives in assisted living establishments;
new text end

new text begin (4) an assisted living establishment licensing fee schedule that ensures that no entity is
assessed a licensing fee under Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144A and 144I, unless the
additional fee under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144A, is in addition to the fee under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144I, for services provided by an assisted living establishment
outside of the establishment, and that ensures licensing fees collected are equal to the
expenses identified for survey and enforcement;
new text end

new text begin (5) in consultation with the Department of Human Services, changes required to ensure
continued payment under the elderly waiver program for 24-hour customized living services;
and
new text end

new text begin (6) changes to the uniform consumer information guide so that it better aligns with how
assisted living establishments deliver services and with the information needs of consumers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall develop recommendations in
subdivision 3 in consultation with representatives of housing with services establishments
that are subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144I, representatives of home care providers,
and elder justice advocates. In developing its recommendations under subdivision 3, the
commissioner shall consider and seek to align recommendations with existing provisions
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144A, that address those topics. The proposal and draft
legislation must be submitted to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over health care or aging and long-term care by January 15,
2020.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 65. new text beginTRANSITION.
new text end

new text begin All housing with services establishments that: (1) are registered under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 144D, and provide services under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144G, and sections
144A.43 to 144A.482; and (2) meet the definition of assisted living establishment in
Minnesota Statutes, section 144I.01, must apply for licensure as an assisted living
establishment by January 1, 2020, or when the license under Minnesota Statutes, sections
144A.43 to 144A.482, of the housing with services establishment's arranged home care
provider as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section 144D.01, subdivision 2a, must be
renewed, whichever is later.
new text end