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Independent living assistance for youth
The Division of Licensing has primary responsibility to conduct licensing activities in DHS-licensed facilities.
The Division of Licensing enforces standards adopted to protect the health, safety, rights and well-being of children in programs required to be licensed under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 245A (Retrieve an entire chapter of statutes.) and Minnesota Rules (Retrieve an entire chapter of Minnesota Rules.). Although the regulations governing the different types of programs vary, the duties of the licensors are similar. The licensors conduct license inspections for new and existing programs, monitor compliance with license requirements, process variances to licensing rules, provide technical assistance, issue correction orders and, if appropriate, recommend fines and conditional licenses or other licensing actions. Currently, routine site visits are required to be made at least once every two years.
Licensing actions taken to ensure compliance with licensing standards include issuing correction orders and conditional licenses and taking negative licensing actions such as imposing a fine, suspending a license or revoking a license.
Lists of licensed programs for children
An online listing of licensed facilities maintained by the Division of Licensing.
More reports will be added as they are developed and converted for the Internet.
For more information, call (651) 296-3971, TTY/TDD: (651) 282-6832 or fax to (651) 297-1490.
Licensing rules for independent living assistance for youth
In some cases, Minnesota Statutes may have superseded or modified licensing rules.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). For more information, see the DHS PDF page.
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