Minnesota Home Care Services and Provider Definitions
Minnesota Home Care Services and Provider Definitions

Home Care Service Definition

According to Minnesota Statute 144A.43, Subd. 3, “home care service” means any of the following services delivered in the home of a person whose illness, disability, or physical condition creates a need for the service:

(1) assistive tasks provided by unlicensed personnel;

(2) services provided by a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, dietitian or nutritionist, or social worker;

(3) medication and treatment management services; or

(4) the provision of durable medical equipment services when provided with any of the home care services listed in clauses (1) to (3).

Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144A.43, Subd. 4, “Home care provider” means an individual, organization, association, corporation, unit of government, or other entity that is regularly engaged in the delivery of at least one home care service, directly in a client’s home for a fee and who has a valid current temporary license or license issued under sections 144A.43 to 144A.482.

Under 144A.43, Subd. 3b.Home. “Home” means the client’s temporary or permanent place of residence.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore has decades of experience and handles the following types of elder abuse claims and others:

Fall injury / Injuries

Medication Errors



Physical Abuse

Infectious Disease

Sexual Abuse

Wandering & Elopement

Infectious Diseases (MRSA, C-Diff)

Elder Burn Injuries

Choking & Asphyxiation

Breathing Tube Care

Urinary Infections & Sepsis

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Violation of Resident Rights

Nursing Home Suspicions

Patient Lift Injuries and Other Improper Use of Medical Equipment

Wrongful Death

For a Free Consultation to obtain information on how to hold negligent wrongdoers accountable from an experienced attorney contact Minneapolis Elder Abuse Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589, email: KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

Minnesota Home Care Service and Provider Definitions
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