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144A.162 TRANSFER OF RESIDENTS WITHIN FACILITIES.
The licensee shall provide for the safe, orderly, and appropriate transfer of residents
within the facility. In situations where there is a curtailment, reduction, capital improvement, or
change in operations within a facility, the licensee shall minimize the number of intrafacility
transfers needed to complete the project or change in operations, consider individual resident
needs and preferences, and provide reasonable accommodation for individual resident requests
regarding their room transfer. The licensee shall provide notice to the Office of Ombudsman
for Older Minnesotans and, when appropriate, the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities, in advance of any notice to residents and family, when all of
the following circumstances apply:
(1) the transfers of residents within the facility are being proposed due to curtailment,
reduction, capital improvements or change in operations;
(2) the transfers of residents within the facility are not temporary moves to accommodate
physical plan upgrades or renovation; and
(3) the transfers involve multiple residents being moved simultaneously.
History: 1Sp2001 c 9 art 5 s 10; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 113; 2005 c 56 s 1