License Minnesota

Nursing Homes

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Compliance Monitoring Division
Licensing and Certification Program
P.O. Box 64900, 85 East 7th Place, Ste. 220, St. Paul, MN 55164-0900 | (651) 201-4101
Contact Info: health.fpc-licensing@state.mn.us

Website:

Nursing Home Licensure

Minnesota Health Care Facilities Programs 

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) operates programs for disease prevention and control, health promotion, family and community health, environmental health, health care policy, and regulation of health care providers and facilities.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 144A.01
144.651
144.652
144A.02
144A.03
144A.04
144A.05
144A.06
144A.07
144A.071
144A.073
144A.08
144A.09
144A.10
144A.102
144A.103
144A.105
144A.11
144A.115
144A.12
144A.13
144A.135
144A.14
144A.15
144A.154
144A.155
144A.16
144A.161
144A.162
144A.17
144A.18
626.557
626.558

Rules:

Minnesota Rules 4658.

Forms:

Application for License to Operate a Nursing Home

Applications are available on the MN Dept. of Health (MDH) website, MN Health Care Facilities Programs section at Nursing Home Licensure.

Requirements:

A new nursing home must meet a moratorium exception under Minn. Stat. § 144A.071 in order to receive an initial license.

A nursing home provides nursing care to 5 or more persons and must operate & provide services in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and codes.

Fee:

Base fee - $183, plus $91 per licensed bed.
There is also an additional $5 per licensed bed fee for nursing home resident advisory councils.


Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

Period of Issuance:

One year from effective date.

Length of Determination Process:

Application should be submitted at least 90 days before the requested date for licensure. See Minn. Rule 4658.0025

Other Pertinent Information:

Licenses are renewed on an annual basis.

An annual statistical report is required to be submitted online by December 31st of each year.

Licenses are not transferable.