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MDH modifies electronic monitoring consent forms
By Doug Beardsley | January 24, 2020 | All providers
On January 17, 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) issued an email notice informing providers that MDH has revised their four electronic monitoring consent and notification forms. The key change to the forms is a clearer responsibility when the 14-day exception to facility notification is used, the resident or resident’s representative must provide the consent form to the facility on the 15th day
. For example, the forms now explicitly includes language similar to: “If I use electronic monitoring for more than 14 days, I must give my consent form and the consent forms of any previous and new roommate to the facility by the 15th
The MDH summary of electronic monitoring and links to the revised forms are available here
. The revised forms are also available on the electronic monitoring section of the Care Providers of Minnesota website
Providers should verify that going forward, any electronic monitoring consent and notification form used should have a revision date on the last page of the consent form of 1-20-2020
. Previously published forms already executed do not need to be updated to this revised version.
Care Providers of Minnesota provided comments to MDH urging them to revise their originally published forms to make this resident or resident’s representative responsibility clearer.
Doug Beardsley | Vice President of Member Services | email@example.com | 952-851-2489