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                             CHAPTER 37-S.F.No. 433 
                  An act relating to human services; requiring 
                  specialized Alzheimer's disease training in certain 
                  facilities and services; providing for consumer 
                  disclosure; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 
                  144A.45, by adding a subdivision; 245A.04, by adding a 
                  subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
                  Statutes, chapters 144; 144D. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [144.6503] [NURSING FACILITIES THAT SERVE 
        PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR RELATED DISORDERS.] 
           (a) If a nursing facility markets or otherwise promotes 
        services for persons 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. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 144A.45, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [HOME CARE PROVIDERS THAT SERVE PERSONS WITH 
        ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR RELATED DISORDERS.] (a) If a home care 
        provider licensed under section 144A.46 or 144A.4605 markets or 
        otherwise promotes services for persons with Alzheimer's disease 
        or related disorders, 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 licensee 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. 
           Sec. 3.  [144D.065] [ESTABLISHMENTS THAT SERVE PERSONS WITH 
        ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR RELATED DISORDERS.] 
           (a) If a housing with services establishment registered 
        under this chapter markets or otherwise promotes services for 
        persons 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 establishment 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.  This information satisfies the 
        disclosure requirements of section 325F.72, subdivision 2, 
        clause (4). 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 245A.04, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 12.  [ADULT DAY CARE FACILITIES THAT SERVE PERSONS 
        WITH ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE OR RELATED DISORDERS.] (a) If an adult 
        day care facility markets or otherwise promotes services for 
        persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders, 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. 
           Presented to the governor May 8, 2003 
           Signed by the governor May 12, 2003, 4:20 p.m.

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