144A.33 RESIDENT AND FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL EDUCATION.
Subdivision 1. Educational program.
Each resident and family council authorized under
144.651, subdivision 27
, shall be educated and informed about the following:
(1) care in the nursing home or board and care home;
(2) resident rights and responsibilities;
(3) resident and family council organization and maintenance;
(4) laws and rules that apply to homes and residents;
(5) human relations; and
(6) resident and family self-help methods to increase quality of care and quality of life
in a nursing home or board and care home.
Subd. 2. Providing educational services.
The Minnesota Board on Aging shall provide
a grant-in-aid to a statewide, independent, nonprofit, consumer-sponsored agency to provide
educational services to councils.
Subd. 3. Funding of advisory council education.
A license application or renewal fee for
nursing homes and boarding care homes under section
must be increased by
$5 per bed to fund the development and education of resident and family advisory councils.
Subd. 4. Special account.
All money collected by the commissioner of health under
subdivision 3 must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to a special account called the
nursing home advisory council fund. Money credited to the fund is appropriated to the Minnesota
Board on Aging for the purposes of this section.
Subd. 5. Evaluation.
Each year the Minnesota Board on Aging shall evaluate the programs
and funding sources established under this section.
History: 1985 c 267 s 1; 1987 c 403 art 2 s 13,14; 1995 c 207 art 9 s 19; 1997 c 7 art 2 s 16