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LALD proposed rule update

Jill Schewe
By Jill Schewe  |  January 15, 2021  |  Assisted living providers

The public comment period on the proposed rule for the licensed Assisted Living Director ended December 30, 2020. With input from members, Care Providers of Minnesota submitted comments, mostly relating to the education content to become licensed. You can find the comments we submitted here

Because there were not 25 people who submitted comments the proposed rule did not automatically have to go to a hearing. Instead, the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Long Term Services and Supports (BELTSS), who will oversee all Licensed Assisted Living Directors, decided not to make any substantive changes to the proposed rule. They will be proceeding with the rule as is. 

The rule is expected to be formerly adopted by the end of March at the earliest. In the meantime, BELTSS will move forward with starting to put systems in place so they are ready to actively move forward once the rule is formalized.  

The next full BELTSS board meets again January 27, 2021. 

Jill Schewe  |  Director of Assisted Living, Housing & Home Care  |  |  952-851-2484


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