Adult Foster Care Provider Corner
- The license holder must maintain documentation of background studies initiated for the program
- This document describes the licensing requirements for placement in an Adult Foster Care home
Adult Foster Care New Caregiver Checklist (for sites without 245D-HCBS license)
- This document outlines the requirements which need to be met for a new caregiver to provide direct contact services in a licensed AFC home
- AFC providers may use this document or similar documentation to ensure that all AFC Rule and Statute requirements have been completed prior to allowing a new caregiver to provide direct contact services to AFC residents
- This review test must be completed by applicants at initial licensure
- It also may be used as a training aid for AFC homes which employ staff
- A foster care provider shall not care for an individual who relies on medical equipment to sustain life or monitor a medical condition unless the provider has received the training to operate such equipment as observed and confirmed by a qualified source, and (1) is currently caring for an individual who is using the same equipment in the foster home; or (2) has written documentation that the foster care provider has cared for an individual who relied on such equipment within the past six months; or (3) has successfully completed training with the individual being placed with the provide
- MN Statute 245A.155 provides the definition of "qualified source"
Training Log (for sites without 245D-HCBS license)
- Caregivers with 0-5 years of licensure / experience are required to complete 12 hours of training annually
- Caregivers with 6+ years of licensure / experience are required to complete 6 hours annually
- Annual training on the Vulnerable Adult Act is required by MN Statute 245A.65
- Complete the online competency test and follow instructions to obtain a certificate of completion
- All license holders and caregivers must receive a score of 80% or higher to be considered adequately trained on the Vulnerable Adults Act
- Maintain annual certificates with the license holder and caregivers' training logs
- Adult Foster Care Home Program Plan
- This form must be reviewed annually and revised as changes occur in the provision of services
- Appeal / Grievance Procedure
- Timelines for appealing negative licensing actions and grievance procedures for provider
- Disaster Plan
- This form will be used in the case of an emergency involving a pandemic outbreak, natural disaster, or catastrophic event
- Providers must update the licensor within 14 days of any changes to the contact information on the form
- Floor and Escape Plan
- To diagram providers home
- Program Abuse Prevention Plan
- This plan is completed by the license holder by assessing the residents and physical environment of the licensed facility and surrounding grounds
- The license holder should determine how the risk of harm will be reduced in each area of assessment
- This form must be reviewed annually by the license holder and updated as the needs of the residents change
- This plan should not contain resident names or identifying information
Licensing Rule Checklist - Family & Corporate AFC without 245D-HCBS
Licensing Rule Checklist - Family AFC with 245D-HCBS
Licensing Rule Checklist - Corporate AFC with 245D-HCBS
Licensing Rule Checklist - Community Residential Setting (CRS)
- 211 Information and Referral
- "211" is the national abbreviated dialing code for access to health and human services information and referral.
- 211 is a free, confidential service with universal social value, accessible to the entire population and national in scope.
- 211 is for everyone - from individuals, families, and professionals to community agencies, government, and people facing barriers due to language, poverty or personal difficulty.
- Calling 211 will help anyone get information and access to vital community services.
- The 211 call will be answered 24/7 by an Information and Referral Specialist who assesses the caller's needs and refers the person to the appropriate community, social, health and government services.
- Alzheimer's Association
- The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer research and care.
- Foster Provider Liability Coverage
- Coverage through Minnesota Joint Underwriting Association, call 800-552-0013
- All foster care providers in the State of Minnesota licensed by the Department of Human Services, Department of Corrections, approved by a tribal government or a court, and foster clients are automatically covered by the policy
- Adult foster care providers must also live in the home with the clients and be the primary care giver
- A search must be completed monthly by all providers registered as a Minnesota Health Care Provider
- Search for all individuals affiliated with the licensed Adult Foster Care facility
- Schedule II controlled substances must be stored in a locked area.
- Publication 17 contains tax information regarding certain foster care payments.
- The Arc is a national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families