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.