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Chemical Dependency Treatment (Non-Detox) Programs (Rule 31)

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS)

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
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(651) 431-6500
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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.


Minn. Stats. 245A


MINNESOTA RULES 9530.6405 - 9530.6505


Chemical Dependency Treatment – Rule 31

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More licensing forms information is available on the MN Dept. of Human Services (DHS) website, at Licensing forms section, under Forms for mental health and chemical health programs.


These standards describe:

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

In addition, the following statutes apply to this service:

Minn. Stat. § 626.556 (Maltreatment of Minors Act)

Minn. Stat. § 626.557 (Vulnerable Adults Act)

Minn. Stat. § 626.5572 (VAA Definitions)

Minn. Stat. § 245A.65 (Reporting suspected maltreatment)

Minn. Stat. § 245A.19 (HIV Minimum Standards)


Initial License Application Fee: The initial license application fee is $500. It is not prorated, is nonrefundable, 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 within 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, Chemical Health Division, at (651) 431-2460.