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BENHA Provides Guidance on Continuing Education During COVID-19

On March 25, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

While the license renewal cycle for nursing home administrators historically activates in May, the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) recognizes that these are unprecedented times. In a news release distributed this week, BENHA provided the following counsel regarding continuing education or clock hours to renew your license:  

LeadingAge MN Featured on MPR Program on Care and Housing for Seniors

On June 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

In case you missed it, MPR last week featured a one-hour program focused on the care and housing needs of Minnesota’s rapidly-growing population. Kari Thurlow, Senior Vice President of Advocacy for LeadingAge Minnesota, was a featured guest on the program that also touched upon the new package of legislative reforms to protect elderly and vulnerable adults.   

Milestone Agreement Reached on Assisted Living Licensure, Dementia Care Standards & Consumer Rights

On May 15, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

LeadingAge Minnesota has agreed along with its Imperative partner and organizations representing consumers and their families to support an historic compromise bill to enhance regulatory oversight and consumer protection in assisted living settings and nursing homes.  

Spread the Word: 2 New Ways to Support Our Legislative Agenda

On April 16, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

When lawmakers return to the State Capitol next week, they will be taking an important vote on issues that matter most to you, your staff and the people you serve. At a time when the State has a $1 billion surplus, our aging population is growing, and we face severe workforce shortages, the House Health and Human Services (HHS) Finance Bill cuts care center funding and fails to invest in housing and supportive services for seniors. We need your help in sharing the devasting impact this bill would have on the people you serve and the dedicated staff who provide them with care and support.  

Session Update: Fast Pace, Moving Parts as Legislature Moves to 2nd Deadline

On March 27, 2019 by Kari Thurlow

It has been another busy week at the State Capitol as the House and Senate push to meet its second policy deadline on Friday. Committees are working day and night to squeeze bills into hearing agendas to keep certain pieces of legislation alive. Governor Walz released his supplemental budget recommendations and is prepping for his first State of the State address on April 3. And we are deep in the trenches advocating and testifying – in favor and in opposition – on bills that have a direct impact on our field and the people we serve. 

MDH Commissioner Malcolm Shares Progress Report on OHFC, Abuse Working Groups

On January 29, 2019 by Libbie Chapuran

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Commissioner Jan Malcolm shared updates regarding improvements at the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) and overviews of the work done on the Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Working Groups in front of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee and the House Long-term Care Subcommittee.   

BENHA Announces Open Board Seat for a Registered Nurse

On November 28, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) announces the open appointment for one member actively engaged in the practice of professional nursing, licensed in Minnesota. 

BENHA Announces Open Board Seat for a Registered Nurse

On November 28, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) announces the open appointment for one member actively engaged in the practice of professional nursing, licensed in Minnesota. 

Governor’s Supplemental Budget Recommendations Includes Assisted Living Licensing Fee

On March 20, 2018 by Jeff Bostic

Governor Mark Dayton last week introduced his supplemental budget recommendations, based on the state’s most recent forecast which showed a surplus available. In the health and human services area, the Governor suggests additional spending building on previous appropriations that would focus on investments in processes for protecting older adults.  

Governor Dayton Announces Proposal to Address Elder Abuse

On March 14, 2018 by Kari Thurlow

Governor Mark Dayton yesterday announced a broad set of reforms and investments that strengthen the regulation of senior care providers and enhance penalties for perpetrators of elder abuse. The proposal reflects the recommendations of the Governor’s Consumer Task Force on Elder Abuse convened by AARP late last year and a recent program evaluation of Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) from Office of Legislative Auditor. 

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