325F.72 DISCLOSURE OF SPECIAL CARE STATUS REQUIRED.
Subdivision 1. Persons to whom disclosure is required.
Housing with services
establishments, as defined in sections
, that secure, segregate, or provide a
special program or special unit for residents with a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer's disease or a
related disorder or that advertise, market, or otherwise promote the establishment as providing
specialized care for Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder are considered a "special care unit."
All special care units shall provide a written disclosure to the following:
(1) the commissioner of health, if requested;
(2) the Office of Ombudsman for Older Minnesotans; and
(3) each person seeking placement within a residence, or the person's authorized
representative, before an agreement to provide the care is entered into.
Subd. 2. Content.
Written disclosure shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) a statement of the overall philosophy and how it reflects the special needs of residents
with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias;
(2) the criteria for determining who may reside in the special care unit;
(3) the process used for assessment and establishment of the service plan or agreement,
including how the plan is responsive to changes in the resident's condition;
(4) staffing credentials, job descriptions, and staff duties and availability, including any
training specific to dementia;
(5) physical environment as well as design and security features that specifically address the
needs of residents with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias;
(6) frequency and type of programs and activities for residents of the special care unit;
(7) involvement of families in resident care and availability of family support programs;
(8) fee schedules for additional services to the residents of the special care unit; and
(9) a statement that residents will be given a written notice 30 days prior to changes in
the fee schedule.
Subd. 3. Duty to update.
Substantial changes to disclosures must be reported to the parties
listed in subdivision 1 at the time the change is made.
Subd. 4. Remedy.
The attorney general may seek the remedies set forth in section
repeated and intentional violations of this section. However, no private right of action may be
maintained as provided under section
8.31, subdivision 3a
History: 1Sp2001 c 9 art 1 s 57; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 113