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Assisted living director license renewal deadline fast approaching

Michaun Shetler
By Michaun Shetler  |  October 20, 2023  |  Assisted living providers

All assisted living director licenses (LALD) will expire on October 31, 2023. If you do not renew your license by October 31, 2023, you will be operating without a valid professional license and will be subject to review by the Standards of Practice Committee, including appearing before the board. You will also place the assisted living facility, you are assigned as the director of record, in jeopardy of non-compliance with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Additionally, legacy licensees are not eligible for reinstatement. 

For step-by-step instructions for renewing your license, click HERE.

The following are some frequently asked questions.

What if I am having difficulty getting into the online login website?
You may need to reset your cache, or you may need to attempt a different browser. Some businesses may have sites blocked, so it is recommended you try to use a home computer, or you may use your mobile device.  If you are still having difficulty, please complete the BELTSS Account Technical Support Request Form.

What if I do not renew my license by the time licenses expire on October 31?
If you do not renew your license by the expiration date of October 31, 2023, your license will be considered expired. You will need to reapply for the Assisted Living Director Licensure. There is NO RESINSTATEMENT option for LEGACY licensees those who were grandfathered in with an application prior to July 1, 2021. This means you will need to meet the minimum licensure requirements by completing the Assisted Living Director 120-hour program course, 320–1,000 hour field experience, State ALD examination and the NAB (CORE and RCAL) examinations.

I recently received my ALD license or a shared license with the expiration date October 31, 2023, does this mean I need to renew my license already?
YES, all licenses, including SHARED licenses issued prior to October 31, 2023, will have an expiration date of October 31, 2023.  You will need to renew your license(s) prior to that date.  

Final reminders to be sent to licensees by BELTSS:
The following reminders will be sent to you leading up licenses expiring on October 31, 2023.

*All LALD licenses will expire on October 31, 2023, this includes newly licensed LALDs and newly issued Shared Licenses.  After this date, license holders are subject to reinstatement and late renewal fees.  **Legacy licensees are not eligible for reinstatement.

When will I receive my new license wall certificate?
Your license will be mailed to your mailing address indicated on your profile view. Your license will be sent within 10-14 business days. On the license verification page on the BELTSS website and on your individual license portal, you will see the new expiration date of your license which will be October 31, 2024. When licensees receive the board issued license it should be posted in a conspicuous place in the facility visible to residents and visitors. 

Michaun Shetler  |  Director of Assisted Living & Home Care  |  |  952-851-2484

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