Mental Health Center and Clinic Certification (Rule 29)
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
Contact Info: General questions email contact
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
Application Form for Rule 29 Certification
Initial Applicant Information Form
Workers Compensation Insurance Form
More licensing information and application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Human Services (DHS) website, at Licensing forms, under Forms for mental health and chemical health programs and at Mental health programs.
These standards describe:
1) requirements for conducting assessment of persons receiving services;
2) developing treatment programming to respond to identified needs of the individual;
3) identifying staff qualifications, orientation and training requirements; and
4) systems for peer review and quality assurance.
In addition, the following rules or statutes apply to this service:
Minn. Stat. § 626.556 (Maltreatment of Minors Act)
Minn. Stats. §§ 626.557 and 626.5572 (Vulnerable Adults Act)
Minn. Stat. § 245A.65 (Reporting suspected maltreatment)
Initial License Application Fee: The initial license application fee is $550. 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.
Licensing surcharge to be assessed
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.
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 DHS at (651) 431-2700 or (800) 366-5411.