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Adult Day Services Center License (Rule 223)

Adult day services mean a program operating less than 24 hours per day that provides functionally impaired adults with an individualized and coordinated set of services including health services, social services, and nutritional services that are directed at maintaining or improving the participants' capabilities for self-care.

Agency contact information:

Human Services (DHS), Minnesota Department of
P.O. Box 64242
St. Paul, MN 55164-0242
(651) 431-2000 | For TTY/TDD communication, use Minnesota Relay Service at 711 or (800) 627-3529
Division of Licensing
(651) 431-6500
Contact Info: General questions email contact


Minnesota Department of Human Services

Adult day services


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The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) offers programs for health care, child support, food support, general assistance, nursing home care, seniors, people who are deaf, people who have developmental disabilities, foster care, child protection and adult and children's mental health services.


These standards describe:

1) developing programming to respond to identified needs of the individual;
2) ensuring rights of persons receiving services;
3) identifying staff qualifications, orientation and training requirements;
4) service expectations to ensure health and safety of persons receiving services; and
5) policy and procedure requirements of the program.

Licensing rules for adult day services

Adult Day Centers


Initial license application fee - $500.

It is not prorated, is non refundable, and is in lieu of the annual license fee that expires on December 31.

No application will be processed until the application fee is paid.

Annual license fee - See Minn. Stat. § 245A.10

Period of Issuance:

Except for the initial license which is 12 months or less and expires on December 31, licenses are issued for one year on a calendar year basis.

Length of Determination Process:

Minn. Stat. § 245A.04, subd. 1 requires that the Commissioner shall act on the application with 90 working days after a complete application and any required reports have been received from other state agencies or departments, counties, municipalities, or other political subdivisions.

Other Pertinent Information:

Technical assistance may be obtained by contacting the DHS, Aging and Adult Services Division, at (651) 431-2600 (general information number).