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FAQ’s on 144G - the Assisted Living Statute

In the past several months we have received a number of questions from individuals new to their positions or to an assisted living setting. One of the frequent questions is what applies now, and what

changes when Assisted Living Licensure becomes effective in August of next year? The answers center around understanding MN Statute 144G, the Assisted Living Statute.

What is 144G?

144G is the Minnesota statute regarding Assisted Living requirements.

When did the requirements become effective?

In 2006, Assisted Living Title Protection was enacted as 144G. Sections 144G.01 to 144G.06 are the original assisted living title protections that will be repealed August 1, 2021. Section 144G.07 expires July 31, 2021. 

When Assisted Living Licensure passed in 2019, the new language was added to 144G. Sections 144G.08 through 144G.95 are not effective until August 1, 2021. 

What other requirements are currently in effect that are replaced with the new portion of 144G in August of 2021?

Until the enactment of 144G.08 through 144G.95, providers are also regulated under the Home Care statute found in 144A (144A.43-144A.483), and the Housing with Services Contract Act, 144D

The Housing with Services Contract Act (144D) will be repealed August 1, 2021. Home Care licensees who only serve in a licensed Assisted Living setting may not need to retain a Home Care License.

A number of other statutes also apply now and into the future, including compliance with the Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act, the Food Code, and Fire and Building Codes.

LeadingAge Minnesota has resources and training to assist you in complying with the statutory requirements for assisted living settings. Contact Bobbie Guidry at bguidry@leadingagemn.org to learn more.

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