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Individual study subjects

People who have direct contact or access to vulnerable adults and children are required to have a background study. Direct contact means providing face-to-face care, training, supervision, counseling, or medication assistance to the people being served by an entity. 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.

Specific provider types

Background study processes involve some different steps for these provider types: 

For further information

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