144G.95 OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN FOR LONG-TERM CARE.

Subdivision 1. Immunity from liability. The Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care and
representatives of the office are immune from liability for conduct described in section 256.9742, subdivision 2.

Subd. 2. Data classification. All forms and notices received by the Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term
Care under this chapter is classified under section 256.9744.

144G.9999 RESIDENT QUALITY OF CARE AND OUTCOMES IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE.
Subdivision 1. Establishment. The commissioner shall establish a Resident Quality of Care and Outcomes
Improvement Task Force to examine and make recommendations, on an ongoing basis, on how to apply
proven safety and quality improvement practices and infrastructure to settings and providers that provide
long-term services and supports.
Subd. 2. Membership. The task force shall include representation from:
(1) nonprofit Minnesota-based organizations dedicated to patient safety or innovation in health care
safety and quality;
(2) Department of Health staff with expertise in issues related to safety and adverse health events;
(3) consumer organizations;
(4) direct care providers or their representatives;
(5) organizations representing long-term care providers and home care providers in Minnesota;
(6) the ombudsman for long-term care or a designee;
(7) national patient safety experts; and
(8) other experts in the safety and quality improvement field.
The task force shall have at least one public member who either is or has been a resident in an assisted living
setting and one public member who has or had a family member living in an assisted living setting. The
membership shall be voluntary except that public members may be reimbursed under section 15.059,
subdivision 3.
Subd. 3. Recommendations. The task force shall periodically provide recommendations to the
commissioner and the legislature on changes needed to promote safety and quality improvement practices
in long-term care settings and with long-term care providers. The task force shall meet no fewer than four
times per year. The task force shall be established by July 1, 2020.

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