Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Minnesota’s new assisted living licensure is set to take effect August 1, 2021. In connection with the new statute, the Minnesota Department of Health has commenced the process for adopting assisted living rules. The current version of the proposed rules can be found here.

On January 19 and 20, Administrative Law Judge Ann O’Reilly heard testimony from various individuals and will take that testimony, as well as submitted written comments, into consideration. Transcripts of the testimony can be found here for the January 19 hearing and here for the January 20 hearing.

The public comment period closes on February 9, 2021. Interested parties are encouraged to submit any written comments on the rules through the Office of Administrative Hearing’s electronic portal. Instructions on using the Rulemaking eComments Website can be found here, and FAQs here.