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Subdivision 1.Educational program.

Each resident and family council authorized under section 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 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 144.53 or 144A.07 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.

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