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Changes in Assisted Living Regulations – Evening Event

Thursday, March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event has passed but you can view it on the LWVE YouTube page. In addition, the presentation slides – MEJC Assisted Living Licensure in MN.3.17.22 – are available for download.

Assisted Living in Minnesota — New Licensing and Consumer Protections — What You and Your Family Should Know

Close up of older-looking hands holding another's hand, black and white
Assisted living facilities in Minnesota for the first time are being regulated as they are in every other state in America. Beginning August 1, 2021, facilities must be licensed under a new system that provides critical due process rights and protections for residents, including the right to place a camera in a resident’s room, staffing requirements, and protections against retaliation, unnecessary termination and discharge. 
 
Prior to implementation of the new system of licensure under the Elder Care and Vulnerable Adult Protection Act, signed by Governor Tim Walz in 2019, assisted living facilities in Minnesota were regulated as housing with services, with limited oversight by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). MDH regulated home-care service providers in assisted living facilities but had no authority to license housing providers, leading to regulatory gaps and confusion. 
 
The Minnesota Elder Justice Center worked with several organizations to secure passage of the Act, and continues to work on implementation of the statute and related rules. 
Speaker Information:
Amanda Vickstrom, M.P.P., has led the Minnesota Elder Justice Center (EJCM) since its inception in 2014. Vickstrom has worked for over 24 years on behalf of victims of domestic and sexual violence and elder abuse. She served on Governor Mark Dayton’s Consumer Workgroup to address elder abuse in long term care facilities, and currently serves on the Board of the Minnesota Leadership Council on Aging.
 
Sean Burke, J.D., is a consultant to the Minnesota Elder Justice Center and previously served as its Public Policy Director. For a decade, Burke has advocated for individual clients and systemic changes in multiple areas, including housing and eviction defense. As an attorney, Burke previously served clients of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
For more information, see:

2021 Minnesota Statutes from the MN Office of the Revisor

More about the Minnesota State Elder Justice Center

 

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Thursday, March 17
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Via Zoom

Organizers

Joni Bennett
Mamie Segall