|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 3146 - Nursing Facility Planned Closure Rate Adjustments (the A-1 Delete-Everything Amendment)|
|Author:||Senator Linda Berglin|
|Prepared by:||David Giel, Senate Research (296-7178)|
|Date:||April 3, 2006|
S.F. No. 3146 modifies the process governing nursing facility resident relocations. It also
removes the $2,080 per bed limit on planned closure rate adjustments.
Section 1 (144A.161) modifies nursing facility resident relocation requirements.
Subdivision 1 amends the definition of "local agency" to refer instead to "county social services agency."
Subdivision 1a outlines the scope of the resident relocation language. A facility undertaking a closure, curtailment, reduction, or change in operations and the county social services agency must comply.
Subdivision 2 requires a facility that has given initial notice of its intent to close or modify operations to inform prospective residents prior to admission of its intentions.
Subdivision 3 requires the relocation plan developed by the facility and the county to identify the steps they will take to address the relocation needs of residents who may be difficult to place due to specialized care needs.
Subdivision 4 is technical.
Subdivision 5 modifies and expands the requirement for facilities to provide certain information to the county about each resident to be relocated.
Subdivisions 5a to 5g make technical changes or are unchanged.
Subdivision 6 requires weekly rather than biweekly status reports from the facility during relocation.
Subdivision 7 is unchanged.
Subdivision 8 places limits on the existing county responsibility to visit residents who are relocated to within 100 miles of the county within 30 days after the relocation. The requirement does not apply to instances when the facility moves to a new location and residents choose to move to that location. The requirement also does not apply to residents admitted after the notice of closure and discharged prior to closure.
Subdivisions 9 to 11 are unchanged.
Section 2 (256B.437, subdivision 3) removes the $2,080 limit on planned closure rate adjustments negotiated after March 1, 2006. This section also provides that the removal of this limit does not trigger a recalculation of previously negotiated rate adjustments.
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