Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care

Event Description

Remote participation only.

The MSBA Elder Law Section sponsors this annual CLE focusing on current and emerging issues related to long-term care, particularly in assisted living and nursing home settings. 

Two main issues have imminent and significant impact on long-term care in Minnesota:  1) COVID-19; and 2) assisted living licensure. Vaccination against COVID-19 in long-term care settings is mostly complete, and guidelines and best practices are once again shifting rapidly. The introduction of assisted living licensure effective August 1, 2021 has implications for the state health department, residents, and providers that are important for attorneys and the public to understand.

Deputy Ombudsmen from the Minnesota Office of the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care will identify trends in the impact of COVID-19 and upcoming assisted living licensure upon residents of long-term care facilities, specifically addressing visitation, terminations, and discharges.  The Health Facilities Section Chief and the Interim Reconsideration and Policy Manager of the Minnesota Department of Health will address impacts of COVID-19 and plans for implementing and monitoring the transition to assisted living licensure. The President of an assisted living provider in greater Minnesota will share a provider’s perspective on the transition to assisted living licensure, including changes necessary to comply with license obligations and anticipated impact on residents.

Throughout the CLE, the moderator and panelists will introduce tips for attorneys helping their clients navigate these issues. The CLE will also offer updates on any significant developments in pending legislation impacting long-term care.


Aisha Elmquist | Deputy Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
Genevieve Gaboriault | Deputy Ombudsman for Long-Term Care
Lindsey Krueger | Health Facilities Section Chief, Director of Office of Health Facility Complaints, Interim Program Manager of Home Care and Assisted Living Program, Minnesota Department of Health
Mark Schulz | Interim Reconsideration and Policy Manager, Health Regulation Division, Minnesota Department of Health
Dustin Lee | CEO and President of Prairie Senior Cottages

Suzanne Scheller , Esq. | Attorney, Scheller Legal Solutions, LLC

CLE Credits:

3.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 348622


Elder Law Section Member: Free
MSBA Member not in the Elder Law Section: $20*
Non-MSBA Member: $30
Law Student: FREE

*Join the Elder Law Section:  Not a Section Member? Sign up now and receive membership through June 30th, 2022. That’s 16 months for the price of 12!

Deadline to register: April 20, 2021

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments: Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.  If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Tram Nguyen


Register for this Event


Thursday, April 22, 2021

8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Live Webinar - Zoom