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    Subdivision 1. License required. No facility shall be used as a nursing home to provide
nursing care unless the facility has been licensed as a nursing home. The commissioner of health
may license a facility as a nursing home if the facility meets the criteria established by sections
144A.02 to 144A.10, and the rules promulgated thereunder. A license shall describe the facility to
be licensed by address and by legal property description. The license shall specify the location
and square footage of the floor space constituting the facility and shall incorporate by reference
the plans and specifications of the facility, which plans and specifications shall be kept on file
with the commissioner of health. The license may also specify the level or levels of nursing care
which the facility is licensed to provide and shall state any conditions or limitations imposed on
the facility in accordance with the rules of the commissioner of health.
    Subd. 2. Penalty. A controlling person of a nursing home in violation of this section is guilty
of a misdemeanor. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any controlling person who
had no legal authority to affect or change decisions related to the operation of the nursing home.
History: 1976 c 173 s 2; 1977 c 305 s 45

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