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MDH Integrates Federal Complaints and Federal Surveys in SNFs

On February 26, 2019 by Sue Boyd

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has integrated responsibility for federal surveys and federal complaints into the Licensing & Certification (L&C) Program. What does this mean for care centers?  

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.   

MDH Appoints Interim Health Regulation Director, Posts OHFC Position

On September 18, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health has announced that Michelle Larson will serve as the interim Director for the Health Regulation Division through December 2018. 

OHFC Clears Backlog of Elder and Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment Complaints

On August 14, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) has cleared the backlog of maltreatment cases for elders, vulnerable adults and their families from 2017 and continues to successfully complete initial reviews for all reports within two days. 

Significant Progress Made in Investigating Elder Abuse Complaints

On May 29, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has reported significant progress and improvement in the investigation of reports of elder abuse and maltreatment. 

OHFC Seeks Input on Case Management System

On April 4, 2018 by Jonathan Lips

The Minnesota Department of Health Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) intends to replace its existing case management system and wants input from the public – including private sector technology vendors – about its decision. 

OLA Recommendations Could Define Session Outcomes for Vulnerable Adult Protection

On March 6, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Office of Legislative Auditor (OLA) yesterday released its 2018 Evaluation Report of the Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC). The report recommends several actions the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Legislature could take to better protect vulnerable adults, several of which align with the Long-Term Care Imperative policy priorities.   

OHFC Reduces Backlog in Maltreatment Complaints

On February 20, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

The Office of Health Facility Complaints (OHFC) has made great strides in reducing the backlog of maltreatment complaints from seniors and vulnerable adults in care centers and senior living settings. 

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