Minnesota Comprehensive Home Care Provider Standards
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144.471, Subd. 7., comprehensive home care license provider, home care services that may be provided with a comprehensive home care license include any of the basic home care services listed in subdivision 6, and one or more of the following:
(1) services of an advanced practice nurse, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, dietitian or nutritionist, or social worker;
(2) tasks delegated to unlicensed personnel by a registered nurse or assigned by a licensed health professional within the person’s scope of practice;
(3) medication management services;
(4) hands-on assistance with transfers and mobility;
(5) assisting clients with eating when the clients have complicating eating problems as identified in the client record or through an assessment such as difficulty swallowing, recurrent lung aspirations, or requiring the use of a tube or parenteral or intravenous instruments to be fed; or
(6) providing other complex or specialty health care services.
According to Minnesota Statute 144A.472, Subd. 2., comprehensive home care license applications, in addition to the information and fee required in subdivision 1, applicants applying for a comprehensive home care license must also provide verification that the applicant has the following policies and procedures in place so that if a license is issued, the applicant will implement the policies and procedures in this subdivision and keep them current:
(1) conducting initial and ongoing assessments of the client’s needs by a registered nurse or appropriate licensed health professional, including how changes in the client’s conditions are identified, managed, and communicated to staff and other health care providers, as appropriate;
(2) ensuring that nurses and licensed health professionals have current and valid licenses to practice;
(3) medication and treatment management;
(4) delegation of home care tasks by registered nurses or licensed health professionals;
(5) supervision of registered nurses and licensed health professionals; and
(6) supervision of unlicensed personnel performing delegated home care tasks.
There is Comprehensive and Basic Home Care in Minnesota
Minnesota also has a basic home care provider status pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144A.471, Subd. 6, which is generally limited to activities of daily living such as assistance with bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, eating and medication reminders.
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