Minnesota Personal Care Assistant Bond

MinnesotaPersonal care assistants are affected by a new bill in the state of Minnesota. The new bill is labeled HB 1362 and requires personal care assistants to register with the Department of Health and Health Care and to be in employment with a qualified personal care assistance provider agency. The personal care agency is obliged to acquire a surety bond in a quantity equivalent to the lesser of $50,000 or 10% of the provider’s payments from Medicaid in the preceding year. Additionally, a fidelity bond providing coverage in the quantity of $20,000 is required. HB 1362 was enclosed in one of the yearly budget bills, and the Governor’s line item veto did not influence the new surety bonds.