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Care Providers of Minnesota 2021 Convention

Christianna Finnern and Cody Zustiak will co-present two breakout sessions on November 15-16 at the Care Providers of Minnesota 2021 Convention. Care Providers of Minnesota is a non-profit membership association representing non-profit and for-profit organizations providing services along the full spectrum of post-acute care and long-term services and support. Waiver Reimagine: What is Changing and ...

November 15-16, 2021

Client Alert

Assisted Living Facility Rules Adopted by Minnesota Department of Health

By: Christianna L. Finnern, David M. Aafedt, Gerald H. Fornwald, Cody M. Zustiak and Chelsea A. Ahmann

The long-awaited Assisted Living Facility Rules have at last been adopted by the Minnesota Department of Health.  Providers should immediately review the rules to ensure compliance, especially because the assisted living facility license application requires applicants to attest to having read and understood both Minnesota Statutes Chapter 245G and the newly approved Rules. View the ...

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Provider Relief Fund Portal Now Open for Reporting

By: Christianna L. Finnern, David M. Aafedt, Gerald H. Fornwald, Cody M. Zustiak and Chelsea A. Ahmann

The long-awaited Provider Relief Fund reporting portal is now open:  Providers who received one or more provider relief fund payments exceeding $10,000 in the aggregate during Period 1 (from April 10, 2020 to June 30, 2020) have until September 30, 2021, to report on the use of those funds.  The deadline to use funds ...

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Legislative Top 5: June 25, 2021

Budget Work Continues in Special Session The Legislature has been meeting in special session for two weeks. Twelve budget bills must be passed and signed into law by the end of the month in order to avoid a full or partial government shutdown. Of these, only five bills have been passed by both the House ...

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Legislative Top 5: June 18, 2021

Special Session Begins, Peacetime Emergency Continues The legislature began a special session on Monday, June 14, at noon. Special session was necessary for Governor Tim Walz to extend the state’s peacetime emergency due to COVID-19. As has happened numerous times since the peacetime emergency first began, House Republicans brought forward a resolution to terminate it. ...

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Legislative Top 5: June 11, 2021

440 Days The Minnesota State Capitol opened its doors to the public on Thursday for the first time since closing them last March due to the pandemic. Our client, The Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH) was the first advocacy group to hold a press conference in the building. MARRCH called ...


Non-Physician Practitioners: Minnesota

Christianna Finnern, Cody Zustiak, Samuel Logterman and Cianna Halloran completed a Q&A guide for Thomson Reuters Practical Law about state provisions regarding scope of practice for non-physician practitioners in Minnesota. The guide addresses licensing requirements, scope of practice, non-competes, and other restrictions. If you have questions about state or federal health care provider and entity licensing, ...

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Legislative Top 5: May 28, 2021

Budget Work Continues Today marks the day that Governor Tim Walz and legislative leaders gave committees to finalize budget allocations for their respective jurisdictions. Capitol insiders are not surprised that many committees will miss today’s deadline. From the outset, several committee chairs privately indicated that they viewed the deadline as aspirational rather than a set ...

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Legislative Top 5: May 21, 2021

A Budget Deal! As expected, Minnesota’s regular legislative session ended on Monday without passage of the state’s next biennial budget. However, Governor Tim Walz and legislative leaders announced that day that they had reached a broad global agreement on the budget. The global agreement includes how funds will be allocated between different state agencies, how ...

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Legislative Top 5: May 14, 2021

Seventeen With three days before the end of the regular legislative session and no global budget agreement on the horizon, only seventeen bills have passed both the House and Senate and been sent to Governor Tim Walz for his signature. In one such case, Winthrop lobbyists worked on behalf of a client to pass a ...

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Legislative Top 5: May 7, 2021

Serious Negotiations The Minnesota legislative session is required to end within ten days. At the beginning of the week, legislative leaders announced that they had given themselves a goal of having a broad global agreement on key issues and budget targets by Friday (today). Following such an agreement, conference committees would need to finalize details ...

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Legislative Top 5: April 30, 2021

And the Census Says… Minnesota found out this week that it will keep all eight congressional seats. It has been hypothesized for decades that Minnesota was likely to lose a seat, but we have continued to hold on to it. However, this year was likely the closest margin yet. If New York had counted an ...

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