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Individual study subjects

Icon of three individuals, one purple, one dark blue, and one light bluePeople who have direct contact or access to vulnerable adults and children are required to have a background study. The background study involves checking an individual’s name and/or fingerprints against criminal, government, and social services databases. These Minnesota statutes direct the background study process, including what different entities are required to initiate background studies.

A summary of the background study process can be found in the Background Studies Overview (PDF).

For further information

Call the Minnesota Department of Human Services Background Study Division at 651-431-6620 or email
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