Adult foster care programs

Licensing rules for adult foster care programs

In some cases, Minnesota Statutes may have superseded or modified licensing rules. Licensing rules should be read in conjunction with Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245A. (Retrieve an entire chapter of statutes.) Each program has license requirements unique to the individual program. Some require building, fire code and zoning approval before a license is issued.

Application forms listed are in the portable document format (PDF). See the DHS PDF page for more information.

Minnesota Rule/Statute cite

Application procedures

Rule 13 : Minn. Rules, parts 9543.0010 to 9543.0150 – Family Day Care, Adult Foster Care, and Child Foster Care; Licensing Functions of County and Private Agencies. Establishes licensing requirements for county and private agencies performing family day care, adult foster care and child foster care licensing activities and functions delegated by the commissioner under Minn. Stat. §245A.16. (Retrieve an entire chapter of statutes.)

  Not applicable

Rule 203: Minn. Rules, parts 9555.5105 to 9555.6265 – Administration of Adult Foster Care Services and Licensure of Adult Foster Homes. Establishes standards for licensing, administering and providing social services to functionally impaired adults in adult foster care homes so they receive an assessment of need for foster care and are offered community, health and social services that may be needed or requested. (Retrieve an entire chapter of Minnesota Rules.)

For more information about applying for a license to provide adult foster care services, contact your county agency.

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