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Under certain conditions, study subjects who are disqualified can make an appeal for a reconsideration. Study subjects who are disqualified have the option to appeal that decision if:

  • The information used to disqualify is incorrect
  • The individual does not pose a risk of harm to people receiving services.

Learn more about the appeals process, including the grounds for reconsideration, the possibility of working during the appeals process, set asides and variances. The appeals process can take up to 90 days.

Minnesota statutes guide different aspects of the background study process and specify the organizational types required to initiate background studies. 

For further information

  • For general questions regarding background study requirements and processes, send an email to Background Study Administrator
  • Call the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Background Study Division, at 651-431-6620.
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