DHS provides many resources to keep the public informed about activities, and performance of the agency and providers we license.
DHS licenses service providers and monitors and investigates their compliance with Minnesota laws and rules. Licensing protects the health, safety and rights of those receiving services by requiring that providers meet minimum standards of care and physical environment.
News and updates about DHS’ licensing function.
Learn more about licenses, background studies and maltreatment investigations.
Conducted for applicants and those providing direct services in licensed programs.
Answers to frequently asked questions about background studies, child care licensing, maltreatment investigations, background investigations and record retention guidelines.
Search DHS’ licensing information database for frequently requested public information.
A listing of the types of programs and services licensed by DHS.
Help protect the health and safety of individuals served at licensed facilities.
Lists of licensed programs are maintained by the Licensing Division in two formats, PDF and CSV.