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Entities initiating studies

An entity is a business, organization, state, tribe or local government agency. It can be public, private or a voluntary association. Entities can be organizations that provide care, care placement services, or organizations that license or certify others to provide care or care placement services. 

  • Entities use the DHS database called NETStudy 2.0 to initiate background study requests. 
  • The background study process is guided by Minnesota statutes. These laws specify the entities required to initiate background studies.
  • Learn about changes in policies and processes on the page What's new.

For further information

  •  Call the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Background Study Division, at 651-431-6620.
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