Skip to main content

The Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board was created in law during the 2023 legislative session to conduct investigations into working conditions in the nursing home industry and adopt rules establishing minimum employment standards reasonably necessary and appropriate to protect the health and welfare of nursing home workers. See Article 3 of 2023 Minnesota Session Laws Chapter 53.

The board is composed of nine members, including the commissioners of the Departments of Labor and Industry, Health, and Human Services or their designees and six members appointed by the governor:  three members who represent nursing home workers or worker organizations; and three members who represent nursing home employers or employer organizations.

New:  Take a survey

Whether you work at a nursing home, are a nursing home employer or are a concerned member of the public, there is a way for you to give feedback to the board. Complete one of the questionnaires below to give the feedback the board needs to set compensation standards.

Group English Somali Spanish


Survey link

Coming soon Coming soon


Survey link

–– ––

General public

Survey link

–– ––

Attend a public forum

The Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board wants to hear from you. Current and former nursing home workers, worker organizations, employers and employer-organizations – help us understand current market conditions and the existing wages, benefits and working conditions you experience. This meeting is open to the public.

Note:  Forums will continue until the listed ending time or until all present who want to speak have spoken, whichever comes first.

  • Feb. 15:  Virtual forum, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Feb. 21:  Brooklyn Park forum (North Hennepin Community College, 7411 85th Ave. N.), 5 to 7:30 p.m. – register now

  • Feb. 29:  Duluth forum (Duluth Public Library, 520 W. Superior Street), 5 to 7:30 p.m. – register now

  • March 6:  Redwood Falls forum (Redwood Area Community Center, 901 Cook Street), 5 to 7:30 p.m. – register now

  • March 7:  Virtual forum, 6 to 8 p.m. – register now

Meeting schedule, agendas, minutes

March 21, 9 a.m. Agenda Minutes
March 18, 11 a.m. Agenda Minutes
March 14, 11 a.m. Agenda Minutes
March 7, 6 p.m. (forum) Agenda Minutes
March 6, 5 p.m. (forum) Agenda Minutes
Feb. 29, 5 p.m. (forum) Agenda Minutes
Feb. 21, 5 p.m. (forum) Agenda Minutes
Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m. (forum) Agenda Minutes
Feb. 8, 11 a.m. Agenda Minutes
Jan. 11, 11 a.m. Agenda Minutes
Dec. 14, 11 a.m. Agenda Minutes
Nov. 9, 11 a.m. Agenda Minutes
Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Agenda Minutes
Sept. 14, 2 p.m. Agenda Minutes

NHWSB workgroup meetings

Get meeting notices, updates

Subscribe to receive Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board meeting notices and updates via email. People on this list may also receive related periodic updates from the department.


Email inquiries may be sent to the board at

Green meeting practices

The state of Minnesota is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of this event by following green meeting practices. The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) is minimizing the environmental impact of its events by following green meeting practices. DLI encourages participants to use electronic copies of handouts or to print them on 100% post-consumer processed chlorine-free paper, double-sided.