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Have you completed background checks on all your AL staff? Last call to “affiliate” staff

Jill Schewe
By Jill Schewe  |  October 8, 2021  | Assisted living providers

In a meeting last week with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), it was announced that effective October 15, 2021, providers who submitted closure forms for their home care license would have those licenses officially closed.  

What does this mean for your background studies? This is your last chance to affiliate any background studies from your comprehensive home care license background study account to your new assisted living license account. After October 15, the home care record will no longer be available.

If the sensitive information person (SIP) is the same for the old and new record, providers can “affiliate” employees from your previous home care background study record into your new assisted living record if completed prior to October 15.  

If the SIP is different for the assisted living record, all background checks must be completed by initiating a new background study.  

All employees, contractors, and regularly scheduled volunteers are subject to the background study requirements.   

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


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