Notwithstanding contrary provisions of the Human Services Licensing Act and rules adopted under it, an adult foster care license holder may care for five adults age 60 years or older who do not have serious and persistent mental illness or a developmental disability.
An adult foster care license holder who is not providing care to persons with serious and persistent mental illness or developmental disabilities may also provide family adult day care for adults age 60 years or older who do not have serious and persistent mental illness or a developmental disability. The maximum combined license capacity for adult foster care and family adult day care is five adults. A separate license is not required to provide family adult day care under this subdivision. Foster care homes providing services to five adults shall not be subject to licensure by the commissioner of health under the provisions of chapter 144, 144A, 157, or any other law requiring facility licensure by the commissioner of health.
A person exempt from licensure under section 245A.03, subdivision 2, who provides adult foster care to a related individual age 65 and older, and who meets the requirements in Minnesota Rules, parts 9555.5105 to 9555.6265, may be certified by the county to provide adult foster care. A person certified by the county to provide adult foster care may be reimbursed for services provided and eligible for funding under section 256B.0915, if the relative would suffer a financial hardship as a result of providing care. For purposes of this subdivision, financial hardship refers to a situation in which a relative incurs a substantial reduction in income as a result of resigning from a full-time job or taking a leave of absence without pay from a full-time job to care for the client.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, a county may certify an adult foster care license holder to provide foster care services to an individual with a developmental disability, who is related to the provider, if the following conditions are met:
(1) the individual is 18 years of age or older;
(2) the individual's service plan meets the standards of section 256B.092 and specifies any special conditions necessary to prevent a conflict of interest for the provider;
(3) the provider is not the legal guardian or conservator of the related individual;
(5) the provider maintains a license under chapter 245B; and
(b) The county shall complete an annual certification review to ensure compliance with paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (6).
(c) Notwithstanding section 256I.04, subdivision 2a, clause (2), the adult foster care provider certified by the county under this subdivision may be reimbursed for room and board costs through the group residential housing program.