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The Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care serves residents living in long-term care settings, recipients of long-term care services, and those seeking more information about long-term care. This resource page is meant to assist by providing you with applicable statutes and state and federal laws specific to various long-term care settings. 


  • Electronic Monitoring - Minnesotans residing in nursing homes, boarding care homes or assisted living facilities have the right to engage in electronic monitoring. 
  • Home and Community-Based Service Waivers - Minnesotans with disabilities or chronic illnesses who need certain levels of care may qualify for the state's home and community-based waiver programs.


  • Older Americans Act - The Older Americans Act (OAA) supports a wide range of social services and programs for individuals aged 60 years or older. Some of these programs and services include supportive services and funding for senior centers, home-delivered nutrition services, and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Assisted Living 

Nursing Home

Home Care

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Exempt Settings

Nursing Home Administrators and Assisted Living Directors

  • Minnesota Statutes - Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports - Minnesota statutes require that there must be an Licensed Assisted Living Director (LALD) for every Minnesota assisted living facility. Minnesota statutes also require that skilled nursing facilities in Minnesota have a nursing home administrator that maintains licensure with the Board of Executives for Long-Term Services and Supports (BELTSS). 
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