Licensing protects the health, safety and rights of those receiving services by requiring that providers meet minimum standards of care.
Learn more about licenses, background studies and maltreatment investigations.
Conducted by DHS for license applications and individuals providing direct services in licensed programs and facilities.
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 licensed by DHS, including programs for children and programs for people with disabilities and vulnerable adults.
Help protect the health, safety and well-being of individuals receiving services at licensed facilities.