5/23/2019 8:28:56 AM
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.