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License requirement changes for customized living services providers

The license requirement for customized living services (CLS) will change effective Aug. 1, 2021. On Aug. 1, 2021, all registered housing with services establishments must have an assisted living facility license according to Minnesota Statutes, to provide what Minnesota law has historically described as “assisted living” services. This applies to the following Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver programs:

  • Elderly Waiver (EW)
  • Brain Injury (BI)
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)

Under the new law, each assisted living facility will have one single, integrated license that combines an assisted living resident’s housing and services. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is issuing the new assisted living facility license.

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