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Title: Home Care: Basic Home Care / Comprehensive Home Care License | Integrated License: Home and Community-Based Services Designation
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Minnesota laws require individuals and agencies that offer home care services be licensed. Home care services may not be offered nor provided without a valid license (unless the provider is exempted or excluded from licensure. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)


Subject: Health Care
Health Care Providers
Home Health Care
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:13:45 PM
Modification Date: 2/7/2024 3:07:24 PM
Agency Name: Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL: https://www.health.state.mn.us
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.
Agency Phone: 651-201-5000
888-345-0823
Agency Fax: Agency URL: https://www.health.state.mn.us
Agency Address: Health, Minnesota Dept. of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul
MN
55164-0975
Division Name: Health Regulation Division
Division URL:
Division Description:
Division Phone: 651-201-4200
Division Fax: Division URL:
Unit Name: Home Care
Unit URL: https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/homecare/index.html
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 651-201-4200
Unit Fax: Contact person(s): health.homecare@state.mn.us
Unit URL: https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/homecare/index.html
Unit Address:
P.O. Box 64900
85 East 7th Place, Suite 220
St. Paul
MN
55164-0900
Audience: Hold Application URL:
Renewal URL: https://icsd.web.health.state.mn.us/security/login.do
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Requirements:

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Home Care Licensure

Minnesota laws require individuals and agencies that offer home care services be licensed. Home care services may not be offered nor provided without a valid license (unless the provider is exempted or excluded from licensure as addressed below). MDH encourages parties interested in becoming licensed to review all sections of the Home Care website to become familiar with the requirements of licensure.

Applicants and licensed providers must understand Minnesota home care laws. The home care laws can be accessed for free electronically and may also be purchased as a bound book or a digital (PDF) file. Home Care Laws

Minnesota has two types of home care licenses. The license a home care provider holds depends on the types of services offered. Download the following documents to see the services that are allowed under the basic and comprehensive home care licenses.

Statement of Services: Basic Home CareProviders (PDF)

Statement of Services: Comprehensive Home Care Providers (PDF)

To be eligible for a home care license, applicants must have agency-specific policies and procedures in place that address all requirements of Minnesota home care statutes. Review information about MDH’s expectations for policies and procedures, as well as other important and helpful information at these links:

Expectations for Agency-Specific Policies and Procedures for Home Care Providers

Integrated License: Home and Community-Based Services Designation
Effective July 1, 2015, an applicant for home care licensure or a licensed home care provider may apply to the commissioner of health for an integrated license: home and community-based services (HCBS) designation to provide basic support services as identified in Minn. Stat. § 245D.03, subd. 1, paragraph (b). The designation allows the licensed home care provider to provide basic support services that would otherwise require licensure under Minn. Stat. Chapter 245D. See Minn. Stat. § 144A.484 for more information.


Rules:
Statutes: 144A.43 - .484
144D
144G
626.556
626.557
626.5572

Forms:

See:

Forms for Home Care Providers

     Application for Home Care Licensure: Temporary Basic Home Care (PDF)

     Application for Home Care Licensure: Temporary Comprehensive Home Care (PDF)

     Application for Change of Ownership: Basic Home Care License (PDF)

     Application for Change of Ownership: Comprehensive Home Care License (PDF)

     Application for Registration as a Provider of Home Management Services (PDF)

     Integrated License: Home and Community-Based Services Designation (PDF)

   Survey Forms

     Survey forms and self-audit tools

   Other Forms

    Statement of Home Care Services: Basic License (PDF)

    Statement of Home Care Services: Comprehensive License (PDF)

   Change of Home Care Provider Information Form (PDF)
   Use this form to update the MDH about changes in provider address, administrator/agent, phone number, email address, workers’ compensation insurance, and housing with   
   services locations.

   Notice from Temporary Licensee of Providing Home Care Services (PDF)
   Use this form to inform MDH within five days after beginning to provide home care services.

   Home Care Revenue Worksheet (PDF)
   This worksheet is to assist providers with calculating their revenue from providing home care services.

   License Closure Form (PDF)
   Use this form to inform MDH if you are closing or not renewing your home care license.

Home Care License and Registration Renewal


Fees:

An initial applicant seeking temporary home care licensure must submit the following application fee to the commissioner along with a completed application:

See Minn. Stat. § 144A,484, subd. 8


Period of Issuance:

A license is effective for one year from the effective date.

Initial licenses issued are “temporary” and are effective for up to one year from issuance. Within that first year, MDH will conduct an initial full survey to ensure that the licensee is in substantial compliance with the requirements of home care laws. If, upon the initial full survey, the licensee is found in substantial compliance, a basic or comprehensive license will be issued. If, upon the initial full survey, the licensee is found not in substantial compliance, a license will not be issued.


Length of Determination:

The Minnesota Department of Health has up to 60 days in which to grant or deny a license, once the application is deemed complete.


Other Info:
Activity: Hospice
Health Care Providers
Home Health Care
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