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2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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A bill for an act
relating to health; making changes to resident reimbursement classification
provisions; making changes to provisions for Alzheimer's disease facilities;
making changes to nursing home moratorium provisions; requiring a report
recommending standards for personal care assistant services; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 144.0724, subdivision 7; 144.6503; 144A.073,
as amended; 144A.10, subdivision 4; 144A.11, subdivision 2; 144A.46,
subdivisions 1, 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.0724, subdivision 7, is amended to
read:


Subd. 7.

Notice of resident reimbursement classification.

(a) deleted text beginA facility must elect
between the options in clauses (1) and (2) to provide notice to a resident of the resident's
case mix classification.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end The commissioner of health shall provide to a nursing facility a notice for
each resident of the reimbursement classification established under subdivision 1. The
notice must inform the resident of the classification that was assigned, the opportunity
to review the documentation supporting the classification, the opportunity to obtain
clarification from the commissioner, and the opportunity to request a reconsideration of the
classification. The commissioner must deleted text beginsenddeleted text end new text begintransmit the new text endnotice of resident classification
by deleted text beginfirst class maildeleted text endnew text begin electronic means to the nursing facilitynew text end. A nursing facility is responsible
for the distribution of the notice to each resident, to the person responsible for the payment
of the resident's nursing home expenses, or to another person designated by the resident.
This notice must be distributed within three working days after the facility's receipt of the
new text begin electronic file of new text endnotice new text beginof case mix classifications new text endfrom the commissioner of health.

deleted text begin (2) A facility may choose to provide a classification notice, as prescribed by the
commissioner of health, to a resident upon receipt of the confirmation of the case mix
classification calculated by a facility or a corrected case mix classification as indicated on
the final validation report from the commissioner. A nursing facility is responsible for
the distribution of the notice to each resident, to the person responsible for the payment
of the resident's nursing home expenses, or to another person designated by the resident.
This notice must be distributed within three working days after the facility's receipt of the
validation report from the commissioner. If a facility elects this option, the commissioner
of health shall provide the facility with a list of residents and their case mix classifications
as determined by the commissioner. A nursing facility may make this election to be
effective on the day of implementation of the revised case mix system.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) After implementation of the revised case mix system, a nursing facility shall
elect a notice of resident reimbursement classification procedure as described in clause
(1) or (2) by reporting to the commissioner of health, as prescribed by the commissioner.
The election is effective July 1.
deleted text end

(b) If a facility submits a correction to the most recent assessment used to establish
a case mix classification conducted under subdivision 3 that results in a change in case
mix classification, the facility shall give written notice to the resident or the resident's
representative about the item that was corrected and the reason for the correction. The
notice of corrected assessment may be provided at the same time that the resident or
resident's representative is provided the resident's corrected notice of classification.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144.6503, is amended to read:


144.6503 FACILITIES FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR RELATED
DISORDER.

(a) If a nursing facility deleted text beginmarkets or otherwise promotes services fordeleted text end new text beginserves new text endpersons
with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders, whether in a segregated or general unit, the
facility's direct care staff and their supervisors must be trained in dementia care.

(b) Areas of required training include:

(1) an explanation of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders;

(2) assistance with activities of daily living;

(3) problem solving with challenging behaviors; and

(4) communication skills.

(c) The facility shall provide to consumers 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.

new text begin (d) The facility shall document compliance with this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner of health has enforcement authority under section 144A.10,
subdivision 1, to ensure compliance of the training requirements in this section.
new text end

new text begin (f) At each facility inspection under section 144A.10, subdivision 2, if the facility
is not in compliance, the commissioner has authority to issue a correction order under
section 144A.10, subdivision 4.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144A.073, as amended by Laws 2007, chapter
147, article 7, section 1, is amended to read:


144A.073 EXCEPTIONS TO THE MORATORIUM; REVIEW.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

For purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given them:

(a) "Conversion" means the relocation of a nursing home bed from a nursing home
to an attached hospital.

(b) "Relocation" means the movement of licensed nursing home beds or certified
boarding care beds as permitted under subdivision 4, clause (3), and subdivision 5.

(c) "Renovation" means extensive remodeling ofdeleted text begin, or construction of an addition to, a
facility on an existing site
deleted text endnew text begin an existing facilitynew text end with a total cost exceeding ten percent of the
appraised value of the facility or $200,000, whichever is less.new text begin A renovation may include
the replacement or upgrade of existing mechanical or electrical systems.
new text end

(d) "Replacement" means the deleted text begindemolition, delicensure, reconstruction, or construction
of an addition to all or part of an existing
deleted text endnew text begin construction of a complete newnew text end facility.

(e) new text begin"Addition" means the construction of new space to an existing facility.
new text end

new text begin (f) new text end"Upgrading" means a change in the level of licensure of a bed from a boarding
care bed to a nursing home bed in a certified boarding care facility.

new text begin (g) "Phased project" means a proposal that identifies construction occurring with
more than one distinct completion date. To be considered a distinct completion, each phase
must have construction that is ready for resident use, as determined by the commissioner,
that is not dependent on similar commissioner approval for future phases of construction.
The commissioner of human services shall only allow rate adjustments for construction
projects in phases if the proposal from a facility identifies construction in phases and each
phase can be approved for use independent of the other phases.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Request for proposals.

At the authorization by the legislature of additional
medical assistance expenditures for exceptions to the moratorium on nursing homes,
the commissioner shall publish in the State Register a request for proposals for nursing
homenew text begin and certified boarding care homenew text end projects deleted text beginto be licensed or certified under section
144A.071, subdivision 4a, clause (c)
deleted text endnew text begin for conversion, relocation, renovation, replacement,
upgrading, or addition
new text end. The public notice of this funding and the request for proposals
must specify how the approval criteria will be prioritized by the commissioner. The notice
must describe the information that must accompany a request and state that proposals
must be submitted to the commissioner within deleted text begin90deleted text endnew text begin 150new text end days of the date of publication. The
notice must include the amount of the legislative appropriation available for the additional
costs to the medical assistance program of projects approved under this section. deleted text beginIf no
money is appropriated for a year, the commissioner shall publish a notice to that effect,
and no proposals shall be requested.
deleted text end If money is appropriated, the commissioner shall
initiate the application and review process described in this section at least deleted text begintwicedeleted text endnew text begin oncenew text end
each biennium deleted text beginand up to four times each biennium, according to dates established by
rule. Authorized funds shall be allocated proportionally to the number of processes
deleted text end. new text beginA
second application and review process must occur if remaining funds are either greater
than $300,000 or more than 50 percent of the baseline appropriation for the biennium.
Authorized funds may be awarded in full in the first review process of the biennium.
Appropriated
new text endfunds not encumbered deleted text beginby an earlier processdeleted text end within a biennium shall carry
forward to deleted text beginsubsequent iterations of the process. Authorization for expenditures does not
carry forward into
deleted text end the following biennium. To be considered for approval, a proposal
must include the following information:

(1) whether the request is for renovation, replacement, upgrading, conversion,new text begin
addition,
new text end or relocation;

(2) a description of the deleted text beginproblemdeleted text endnew text begin problemsnew text end the project is designed to address;

(3) a description of the proposed project;

(4) an analysis of projected costs of the nursing facility deleted text beginproposal, which are not
required to exceed the cost threshold referred to in section 144A.071, subdivision 1, to be
considered under this section
deleted text endnew text begin proposed projectnew text end, includingnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end initial construction and remodeling costs;

new text begin (ii)new text end site preparation costs;

new text begin (iii) equipment andnew text end technology costs;

new text begin (iv)new text end financing costs, deleted text beginincludingdeleted text end the current estimated long-term financing costs of
the proposal, which deleted text beginconsists ofdeleted text endnew text begin is to include details of any proposed funding mechanism
already arranged or being considered, including
new text end estimates of the amount and sources of
money, reserves if required deleted text beginunder the proposed funding mechanismdeleted text end, annual payments
schedule, interest rates, length of term, closing costs and fees, insurance costs, deleted text beginanddeleted text end any
completed marketing study or underwriting review; and

new text begin (v)new text end estimated operating costs during the first two years after completion of the
projectdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.new text end

(5) for proposals involving replacement of all or part of a facility, the proposed
location of the replacement facility and an estimate of the cost of addressing the problem
through renovation;

(6) for proposals involving renovation, an estimate of the cost of addressing the
problem through replacement;

(7) the proposed timetable for commencing construction and completing the project;

(8) a statement of any licensure or certification issues, such as certification survey
deficiencies;

(9) the proposed relocation plan for current residents if beds are to be closed deleted text beginso that
the Department of Human Services can estimate the total costs of a proposal
deleted text endnew text begin according
to section 144A.161
new text end; and

(10) other information required by permanent rule of the commissioner of health
in accordance with subdivisions 4 and 8.

Subd. 3.

Review and approval of proposals.

Within the limits of money
specifically appropriated to the medical assistance program for this purpose, the
commissioner of health may grant exceptions to the nursing home licensure or certification
moratorium for proposals that satisfy the requirements of this section. The commissioner
of health shall approve or disapprove a project. The commissioner of health shall base
approvals or disapprovals on a comparison and ranking of proposals using only the
criteria in subdivision 4 and in rules adopted by the commissioner. The cost to the
medical assistance program of the proposals approved must be within the limits of the
appropriations specifically made for this purpose. Approval of a proposal expires 18
months after approval by the commissioner of health unless the facility has commenced
construction as defined in section 144A.071, subdivision 1a, paragraph (d).

Subd. 3b.

Amendments to approved projects.

(a) Nursing facilities that have
received approval on or after July 1, 1993, for exceptions to the moratorium on nursing
homes through the process described in this section may request amendments to the
designs of the projects by writing the commissioner within deleted text begin18deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end months of receiving
approval. Applicants shall submit supporting materials that demonstrate how the amended
projects meet the criteria described in paragraph (b).

(b) The commissioner shall approve requests for amendments for projects approved
on or after July 1, 1993, according to the following criteria:

(1) the amended project designs must provide solutions to all of the problems
addressed by the original application that are at least as effective as the original solutions;

(2) the amended project designs may not reduce the space in each resident's living
area or in the total amount of common space devoted to resident and family uses by
more than five percent;

(3) the costs recognized for reimbursement of amended project designs shall be the
threshold amount of the original proposal as identified according to section 144A.071,
subdivision 2
, except under conditions described in clause (4); and

(4) total costs up to ten percent greater than the cost identified in clause (3) may be
recognized for reimbursement if the proposer can document that one of the following
circumstances is true:

(i) changes are needed due to a natural disaster;

(ii) conditions that affect the safety or durability of the project that could not have
reasonably been known prior to approval are discovered;

(iii) state or federal law require changes in project design; or

(iv) documentable circumstances occur that are beyond the control of the owner
and require changes in the design.

(c) Approval of a request for an amendment does not alter the expiration of approval
of the project according to subdivision 3.

Subd. 3c.

Cost neutral relocation projects.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 3, the
commissioner may at any time accept proposals, or amendments to proposals previously
approved under this section, for relocations that are cost neutral with respect to state costs
as defined in section 144A.071, subdivision 5a. The commissioner, in consultation with
the commissioner of human services, shall evaluate proposals according to subdivision 4,
clauses (1), (2), deleted text beginanddeleted text end (3),new text begin and (9)new text end and other criteria established in rule. The commissioner
shall approve or disapprove a project within 90 days. Proposals and amendments approved
under this subdivision are not subject to the six-mile limit in subdivision 5, paragraph (e).

(b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), cost neutrality shall be measured over the first
three 12-month periods of operation after completion of the project.

deleted text begin Subd. 3d. deleted text end

deleted text begin Project amendment authorized. deleted text end

deleted text begin Notwithstanding the provisions of
subdivision 3b:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) the commissioner may approve a request by a nursing facility located in the city
of Duluth with 48 licensed beds as of January 1, 2005, that received approval under this
section in 2002 for a moratorium exception project for amendment of the project design
that:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) reduces the total amount of common space devoted to resident and family uses by
more than five percent if the total amount of common space in the facility, including that
added by the project, is at least 175 percent of the state requirement for common space; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) reduces the space for no more than two residents' living areas by increasing the
size of a majority of the single-bed rooms from the size in the project design as originally
approved and converting two single-bed rooms in the project design as originally
approved to one semi-private room; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) the commissioner may approve a request by a nursing facility located in the city
of Duluth with 129 licensed beds as of January 1, 2005, that received approval under this
section in 2002 for a moratorium exception project for amendment of the project design
that:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) reduces the total amount of common space devoted to resident and family uses by
more than five percent if the total amount of common space in the facility, including that
added by the project, is at least 175 percent of the state requirement for common space; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) reduces the space for no more than four residents' living areas by increasing the
size of a majority of the single-bed rooms from the size in the project design as originally
approved and converting four single-bed rooms in the project design as originally
approved to two semi-private rooms; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) the amended project designs in clauses (1) and (2) must provide solutions to all
of the problems addressed by the original application that are at least as effective as the
original solutions.
deleted text end

Subd. 4.

Criteria for review.

The following criteria shall be used in a consistent
manner to compare, evaluate, and rank all proposals submitted. Except for the criteria
specified in clause (3), the application of criteria listed under this subdivision shall not
reflect any distinction based on the geographic location of the proposed project:

(1) the extent to which the proposal furthers state long-term care goals, including
the goal of enhancing the availability and use of alternative care services and the goal of
reducing the number of long-term care resident rooms with more than two beds;

(2) the proposal's long-term effects on state costs including the cost estimate of the
project according to section 144A.071, subdivision 5a;

(3) the extent to which the proposal promotes equitable access to long-term care
services in nursing homes through redistribution of the nursing home bed supply, as
measured by the number of beds relative to the population 85 or olderdeleted text begin, projected to
the year 2000 by the state demographer, and according to items (i) to (iv):
deleted text endnew text begin using data
published according to requirements in section 144A.351;
new text end

deleted text begin (i) reduce beds in counties where the supply is high, relative to the statewide mean,
and increase beds in counties where the supply is low, relative to the statewide mean;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) adjust the bed supply so as to create the greatest benefits in improving the
distribution of beds;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii) adjust the existing bed supply in counties so that the bed supply in a county
moves toward the statewide mean; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iv) adjust the existing bed supply so that the distribution of beds as projected for the
year 2020 would be consistent with projected need, based on the methodology outlined in
the Interagency Long-Term Care Committee's nursing home bed distribution study;
deleted text end

(4) the extent to which the project improves conditions that affect the health or
safety of residents, such as narrow corridors, narrow door frames, unenclosed fire exits,
and wood frame construction, and similar provisions contained in fire and life safety
codes and licensure and certification rules;

(5) the extent to which the project improves conditions that affect the comfort or
quality of life of residents in a facility or the ability of the facility to provide efficient
care, such as a relatively high number of residents in a room; inadequate lighting or
ventilation; poor access to bathing or toilet facilities; a lack of available ancillary space for
dining rooms, day rooms, or rooms used for other activities; problems relating to heating,
cooling, or energy efficiency; inefficient location of nursing stations; deleted text beginnarrow corridors;deleted text end or
other provisions contained in the licensure and certification rules;

(6) the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the delivery of quality care, as
defined in state and federal statutes and rules, to residents as evidenced by the two most
recent state agency certification surveys and the applicants' response to those surveys;

(7) the extent to which the project removes the need for waivers or variances
previously granted by either the licensing agency, certifying agency, fire marshal, or
local government entity;

(8) the extent to which the project increases the number of private or single bed
rooms;

(9) the extent to which the applicant demonstrates the continuing need for nursing
facility care in the community and adjacent communities; and

(10) other factors that may be developed in permanent rule by the commissioner of
health that evaluate and assess how the proposed project will further promote or protect
the health, safety, comfort, treatment, or well-being of the facility's residents.

Subd. 5.

Replacement restrictions.

(a) Proposals submitted or approved under this
section involving replacement must provide for replacement of the facility on the existing
site except as allowed in this subdivision.

(b) Facilities located in a metropolitan statistical area other than the Minneapolis-St.
Paul seven-county metropolitan area may relocate to a site within the same census tract or
a contiguous census tract.

(c) Facilities located in the Minneapolis-St. Paul seven-county metropolitan area
may relocate to a site within the same or contiguous health planning area as adopted in
March 1982 by the Metropolitan Council.

(d) Facilities located outside a metropolitan statistical area may relocate to a site
within the same city or township, or within a contiguous township.

(e) A facility relocated to a different site under paragraph (b), (c), or (d) must not be
relocated to a site more than six miles from the existing site.

(f) The relocation of part of an existing first facility to a second location, under
paragraphs (d) and (e), may include the relocation to the second location of up to four
beds from part of an existing third facility located in a township contiguous to the location
of the first facility. The six-mile limit in paragraph (e) does not apply to this relocation
from the third facility.

(g) For proposals approved on January 13, 1994, under this section involving the
replacement of 102 licensed and certified beds, the relocation of the existing first facility to
the new location under paragraphs (d) and (e) may include the relocation of up to 75 beds
of the existing facility. The six-mile limit in paragraph (e) does not apply to this relocation.

Subd. 6.

Conversion restrictions.

Proposals submitted or approved under this
section involving conversion must satisfy the following conditions:

(a) Conversion is limited to a total of five beds.

(b) An equivalent number of hospital beds must be delicensed.

(c) The average occupancy rate in the existing nursing home beds must be greater
than 96 percent according to the most recent annual statisticalnew text begin and costnew text end report of the
Department of deleted text beginHealthdeleted text endnew text begin Human Servicesnew text end.

(d) The cost of remodeling the hospital rooms to meet current nursing home
construction standards must not exceed ten percent of the appraised value of the nursing
home or $200,000, whichever is less.

(e) The conversion must not result in an increase in operating costs.

Subd. 7.

Upgrading restrictions.

Proposals submitted or approved under this
section involving upgrading must satisfy the following conditions:

(a) The facility must meet minimum nursing home deleted text begincare standardsdeleted text endnew text begin licensure
requirements
new text end.

(b) If beds are upgraded to nursing home beds, the number of boarding care beds in
a facility must not increase in the future.

deleted text begin (c) The average occupancy rate in the existing nursing home beds in an attached
facility must be greater than 96 percent according to the most recent annual statistical
report of the Department of Health.
deleted text end

Subd. 8.

Rulemaking.

The commissioner of health shall adopt rules to implement
this section. The permanent rules must be in accordance with and implement only the
criteria listed in this section. deleted text beginThe authority to adopt permanent rules continues until July
1, 1996.
deleted text end

Subd. 9.

Budget request.

The commissioner of human services, in consultation
with the commissioner of finance, shall include in each biennial budget request a line
item for the nursing home moratorium exception process. If the commissioner of human
services does not request funding for this item, the commissioner of human services must
justify the decision in the budget pages.

deleted text begin Subd. 10. deleted text end

deleted text begin Extension of approval of moratorium exception. deleted text end

deleted text begin Notwithstanding
subdivision 3, the commissioner of health shall extend project approval for an additional
36 months for any proposed exception to the nursing home licensure and certification
moratorium if the proposal was approved under this section between July 1, 2001, and
June 30, 2003.
deleted text end

Subd. 11.

Funding from expired and canceled proposals.

The commissioner shall
monitor the status of projects approved under this section to identify, in consultation
with each facility with an approved project, if projects will be canceled or will expire.
For projects that have been canceled or have expired, if originally approved after June 30,
2001, the commissioner's approval authority for the estimated annual state cost to medical
assistance shall carry forward and shall be available for the issuance of a new moratorium
round later in that fiscal year or in either of the following two fiscal years.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144A.10, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Correction orders.

Whenever a duly authorized representative of the
commissioner of health finds upon inspection of a nursing home, that the facility or a
controlling person or an employee of the facility is not in compliance with sections
144.411 to 144.417, 144.651, new text begin144.6503, new text end144A.01 to 144A.155, or 626.557 or the rules
promulgated thereunder, a correction order shall be issued to the facility. The correction
order shall state the deficiency, cite the specific rule or statute violated, state the suggested
method of correction, and specify the time allowed for correction. If the commissioner
finds that the nursing home had uncorrected or repeated violations which create a risk to
resident care, safety, or rights, the commissioner shall notify the commissioner of human
services who shall require the facility to use any efficiency incentive payments received
under section 256B.431, subdivision 2b, paragraph (d), to correct the violations and shall
require the facility to forfeit incentive payments for failure to correct the violations as
provided in section 256B.431, subdivision 2p. The forfeiture shall not apply to correction
orders issued for physical plant deficiencies.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144A.11, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Mandatory proceedings.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner of health shall initiate
proceedings within 60 days of notification to suspend or revoke a nursing home license
or shall refuse to renew a license if within the preceding two years the nursing home has
incurred the following number of uncorrected or repeated violations:

(1) two or more uncorrected violations or one or more repeated violations which
created an imminent risk to direct resident care or safety; or

(2) four or more uncorrected violations or two or more repeated violations of any
nature for which the fines are in the four highest daily fine categories prescribed in rule.

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner is not required to revoke,
suspend, or refuse to renew a facility's license if the facility corrects the violation.
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. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144A.46, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License required.

(a) A home care provider may not operate in the
state without a current license issued by the commissioner of health. A home care provider
may hold a separate license for each class of home care licensure.

(b) Within ten days after receiving an application for a license, the commissioner
shall acknowledge receipt of the application in writing. The acknowledgment must
indicate whether the application appears to be complete or whether additional information
is required before the application will be considered complete. Within 90 days after
receiving a complete application, the commissioner shall either grant or deny the license.
If an applicant is not granted or denied a license within 90 days after submitting a
complete application, the license must be deemed granted. An applicant whose license has
been deemed granted must provide written notice to the commissioner before providing a
home care service.

(c) Each application for a home care provider license, or for a renewal of a license,
shall be accompanied by a fee to be set by the commissioner under section 144.122.

new text begin (d) The commissioner of health, in consultation with the commissioner of human
services, shall provide recommendations to the legislature by February 15, 2009, for
provider standards for personal care assistant services as described in section 256B.0655.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 144A.46, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exemptions.

The following individuals or organizations are exempt from
the requirement to obtain a home care provider license:

(1) a person who is licensed as a registered nurse under sections 148.171 to 148.285
and who independently provides nursing services in the home without any contractual or
employment relationship to a home care provider or other organization;

(2) a personal care assistant who provides services to only one individual under the
medical assistance program as authorized under sections 256B.0625, subdivision 19a, and
256B.04, subdivision 16;

(3) a person or organization that deleted text beginexclusivelydeleted text end offers, provides, or arranges for personal
care assistant services deleted text beginto only one individualdeleted text end under the medical assistance program as
authorized under sections 256B.0625, subdivision 19a, and 256B.04, subdivision 16new text begin, until
provider standards are implemented based on the recommendations in section 144A.46,
subdivision 1, paragraph (d)
new text end;

(4) a person who is licensed under sections 148.65 to 148.78 and who independently
provides physical therapy services in the home without any contractual or employment
relationship to a home care provider or other organization;

(5) a provider that is licensed by the commissioner of human services to provide
semi-independent living services under Minnesota Rules, parts 9525.0500 to 9525.0660
when providing home care services to a person with a developmental disability;

(6) a provider that is licensed by the commissioner of human services to provide
home and community-based services under Minnesota Rules, parts 9525.2000 to
9525.2140 when providing home care services to a person with a developmental disability;

(7) a person or organization that provides only home management services, if the
person or organization is registered under section 144A.461; or

(8) a person who is licensed as a social worker under chapter 148D and who
provides social work services in the home independently and not through any contractual
or employment relationship with a home care provider or other organization.

An exemption under this subdivision does not excuse the individual from complying
with applicable provisions of the home care bill of rights.