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The mission of the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators is to promote the public's interest in quality care and effective services for residents of nursing facilities by ensuring that licensed administrators are qualified to perform their administrative duties.



Minnesota Becomes 12th State to Adopt NAB HSE 
Washington, D.C. – June 10, 2019 – The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is excited to announce that Minnesota has adopted the NAB Health Service Executive (HSE) qualification standard in addition to establishing an HSE license. Minnesota becomes the second state to offer an HSE license and the 12th state to adopt the NAB HSE qualification standard. The HSE is a national standard that qualifies administrators that have been HSE qualified by NAB to meet the licensure standards in multiple lines of service across the continuum of senior living and health services in the state. The Health Services Executive legislation, signed by Governor Tim Walz on May 29, will also initiate another licensure category for assisted living directors (LALDs), which will be required for all Minnesota assisted living administrators by July 1, 2021. Both licenses will be administered by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS), which also licenses nursing home administrators. Read More
2019-2020 Online Renewals Open May 1, 2019  
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Online renewal for LNHAs in Minnesota is available from May 1 to June 30 each year.   There are things you can do to prepare for renewal before May 1.

1. Remember to Login to verify your mailing address (and other contact info) is correct to assure you receive all licensure related correspondences.  Current licenses (even if you have recently become licensed) expire June 30 each year.  Trouble accessing your account? No problem - Forgot Username/Password
2. Review and prepare your CEU credits. Questions about CE hours? Visit the Continuing Education for Licensees FAQs page!
3. The office appreciates prompt, online renewal as soon as possible within the renewal period.  To prepare you for the process, we have created a set of Online Renewal InstructionsIf you do not plan to renew your license this year, please review the Reinstatement Rules and contact the office by email or submit the form in the previous link.
4. Informational updates for the Health Services Executive, Continuing Education Registry and fulfillment of annual CEU requirements available in an email sent on February 7th view it in your browser here:

Assisted Living Director Licensure - May 23, 2019

Governor Tim Walz signed the Assisted Living Consumer Protection bill into law on May 22, 2019.  One article within the law directs the licensure of the Assisted Living Director. During the next year, the Board of Examiners will transition operations to the Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS).  The board members will direct the evolution for three license types; the (1) Licensed Health Service Executive (combining core knowledge of skilled and assisted living),  (2) Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and developing the ‘training, examinations, and current experiential route for existing directors’ for the (3) Assisted Living Director, in this upcoming year.  There are no formal rules at this time, so no minimum standards to adhere to or plan for, as they will be developed in this next year.
The formal rulemaking will involve many stakeholders, while being mindful of the July 1, 2020 target date for completion.  We will update this website with notifications and posted public meeting schedules.  


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Skilled Nursing Facility Employment Listing

Skilled Nursing facilities interested in acquiring a listing of Minnesota Licensed Nursing Home Administrators seeking positions and LNHAs seeking permanent or interim positions are encouraged to visit the Skilled Nursing Employment Posting page.

MN BENHA State Exam - Next Date, July 11, 2019

Current licensure and exam application must be on file with the office to be eligible to sit for the exam. Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.

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