The mission of the Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports is to promote the public’s interest in quality care, effective services and supports for consumers of nursing homes and assisted living communities by ensuring that licensed executives are qualified to perform their administrative duties.
The Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS) licenses the administrators of nursing homes, directors of assisted living communities, and Health Services Executives certified by NAB in the state. The board:
- Sets the qualifications required for licensure
- Reviews and acts on complaints against licensed administrators
- Provides referrals to consumers needing to solve problems about the care provided in Minnesota nursing homes to other state and private agencies for help.
To become licensed as an administrator or director a person must meet board requirements and pass examinations to test knowledge of long-term care services and supports. To remain licensed, an administrator or director must meet continuing education requirements set by the board and practice in accordance with federal and state laws, regulations, and standards.
Minnesota has approximately 385 nursing homes that must be administered by persons licensed by BELTSS. The board has about 900 licensed NHAs and issues about 80 new licenses each year as of April 2021. We look forward to working with the newly licensed Assisted Living Director community and the approximately 100 NAB-certified, licensed Health Services Executives.