Minnesota Legislation

Effort to add "Children and Young Adults" to the Existing Residential Hospice License

368.22 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144A.75, subdivision 5, is amended to read:
368.23 Subd. 5. Hospice provider. "Hospice provider" means an individual, organization,
368.24 association, corporation, unit of government, or other entity that is regularly engaged
368.25 in the delivery, directly or by contractual arrangement, of hospice services for a fee to
368.26 terminally ill hospice patients. A hospice must provide all core services.

368.27 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144A.75, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
368.28 Subd. 6. Hospice patient. "Hospice patient" means an individual who has been
368.29 diagnosed as terminally ill, with a probable life expectancy of under one year, as whose
368.30 illness has been documented by the individual's attending physician and hospice medical
369.1 director, who alone or, when unable, through the individual's family has voluntarily
369.2 consented to and received admission to a hospice provider, and who:
369.3 (1) has been diagnosed as terminally ill, with a probable life expectancy of under
369.4 one year; or
369.5 (2) is 21 years of age or younger; has been diagnosed with a chronic, complex, and
369.6 life-threatening illness contributing to a shortened life expectancy; and is not expected
369.7 to survive to adulthood.

369.8 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144A.75, subdivision 8, is amended to read:
369.9 Subd. 8. Hospice services; hospice care. "Hospice services" or "hospice care"
369.10 means palliative and supportive care and other services provided by an interdisciplinary
369.11 team under the direction of an identifiable hospice administration to terminally ill hospice
369.12 patients and their families to meet the physical, nutritional, emotional, social, spiritual,
369.13 and special needs experienced during the final stages of illness, dying, and bereavement,
369.14 or during a chronic, complex, and life-threatening illness contributing to a shortened life
369.15 expectancy for hospice patients who meet the criteria in subdivision 6, clause (2). These
369.16 services are provided through a centrally coordinated program that ensures continuity and
369.17 consistency of home and inpatient care that is provided directly or through an agreement.

369.18 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 144A.75, subdivision 13,
369.19 is amended to read:
369.20 Subd. 13. Residential hospice facility. (a) "Residential hospice facility" means a
369.21 facility that resembles a single-family home modified to address life safety, accessibility,
369.22 and care needs, located in a residential area that directly provides 24-hour residential
369.23 and support services in a home-like setting for hospice patients as an integral part of the
369.24 continuum of home care provided by a hospice and that houses:
369.25 (1) no more than eight hospice patients; or
369.26 (2) at least nine and no more than 12 hospice patients with the approval of the local
369.27 governing authority, notwithstanding section 462.357, subdivision 8.
369.28 (b) Residential hospice facility also means a facility that directly provides 24-hour
369.29 residential and support services for hospice patients and that:
369.30 (1) houses no more than 21 hospice patients;
369.31 (2) meets hospice certification regulations adopted pursuant to title XVIII of the
369.32 federal Social Security Act, United States Code, title 42, section 1395, et seq.; and
369.33 (3) is located on St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota, and was licensed as a
369.34 40-bed non-Medicare certified nursing home as of January 1, 2015.

370.1 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 144A.75, is amended by adding a
370.2 subdivision to read:
370.3 Subd. 13a. Respite care. "Respite care" means short-term care in an inpatient
370.4 facility, such as a residential hospice facility, when necessary to relieve the hospice
370.5 patient's family or other persons caring for the patient. Respite care may be provided on
370.6 an occasional basis.

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