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                            CHAPTER 296-S.F.No. 2020 
                  An act relating to human services; requesting the 
                  commissioners of health and human services to seek a 
                  federal waiver; amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, 
                  section 144A.04, by adding a subdivision. 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 144A.04, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
        federal approval, a nursing home is not required to perform a 
        resident assessment on a resident expected to remain in the 
        facility for 30 days or less.  A short-stay resident 
        transferring from a hospital to a nursing home must have a plan 
        of care developed at the hospital before admission to the 
        nursing home.  If a short-stay resident remains in the nursing 
        home longer than 30 days, the nursing home must perform the 
        resident assessment in accordance with sections 144.072 to 
        144.0722 within 40 days of the resident's admission. 
           Sec. 2.  [WAIVER REQUEST.] 
           The commissioners of health and human services shall seek 
        any federal waivers necessary to accomplish the following: 
           (1) eliminate the three-day hospital stay requirement 
        before receiving Medicare skilled nursing facility coverage; 
           (2) allow for Medicare reimbursement for respiratory 
        therapists providing services in a skilled nursing facility or 
        at home; 
           (3) eliminate assessments for residents that are expected 
        to stay in a subacute unit of a skilled nursing facility for 30 
        days or less; 
           (4) allow staff other than nurses' aides to transport and 
        feed residents of a skilled nursing facility; 
           (5) allow the state to commingle Medicare and alternative 
        care grant funds for individuals eligible for both programs; and 
           (6) permit a nursing home to satisfy the financial 
        requirement under Code of Federal Regulations, title 42, section 
        483.10 (c)(7)(1994), through self-insurance mechanisms, 
        including a savings account listing the commissioner on the 
        account or a letter of credit. 
           Presented to the governor March 1, 1996 
           Signed by the governor March 4, 1996, 11:12 a.m.

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