In 2012, the Minnesota legislature directed the Minnesota Department of Health to provide recommendations to the legislature on the development of a comprehensive plan to increase inspection and oversight of MDH licensed home care providers in MN. With support of the Governor's Office, MDH brought recommendations to the Legislature in 2013 which included a number of changes to the home care provider licensing regulations.
The Legislature passed the law, which includes a transition period that starts July 1, 2013. The law was fully implemented by July 2015, at which time all providers had to be licensed under the new law.
The Home Care Provider Advisory Council was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the council.
In 2016, the advisory council was renamed the Home Care and Assisted Living Program Advisory Council by Laws of Minnesota 2016, chapter 179, section 13.
The council's membership changed slightly in 2019 by Laws of Minnesota 2019, chapter 60, article 4, section 26.