FAQs about licensing actions
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) in partnership with county and private foster care licensing agencies, licenses approximately 23,000 service providers, including family child care and foster care. This page answers questions frequently asked about licensing actions and maltreatment investigations involving DHS-licensed providers.
Severity and types of licensing actions
DHS and licensors from county and private foster care licensing agencies, regularly review licensed programs, investigate complaints and issue licensing actions for providers who are out of compliance. The types of licensing actions include:
- Correction order
- Conditional license
- Temporary immediate suspension
- Indefinite suspension
For programs licensed by county or private foster care licensing agencies, other than correction orders, licensing actions can only be issued by DHS, based on a recommendation from the licensing agency.