When choosing an assisted living community, it is important to understand Minnesota state regulations for assisted living facilities and know how to look up assisted living license information. But public access to assisted living records varies greatly by state.
We developed a system to rate each state on how easy – or difficult – it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and compiled tips to help you in your search.
States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.
Access to Minnesota assisted living records: Exceptional
Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of Minnesota is exceptional. Key findings that informed this rating include:
Minnesota’s records are generally transparent but the state slipped somewhat in our rankings because some information about communities is limited. (For example, community capacity is not available.)
Information about providers on the Department of Health website is refreshed daily, although a comprehensive list of licensed providers is only published annually.
State provides exceptional access to assisted living records and licensing
How to look up Minnesota assisted living licenses and records