Division Name: The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has delegated the licensing of adult foster homes to the counties. For license information, contact your County Social Services Department or County Human Services Department. To provide foster care, individuals must have a license from the Department of Human Services. Many aspects of adult foster care, child foster care and adoption are administered locally, at the county level. For further information about becoming an adult foster care provider, please contact your county or tribal agency DHS-0005 (PDF).
Foster care for adults. Adult foster care provides residential care for people age 18 and over who need supportive housing and services due to physical, emotional, developmental or mental health reasons. Providers of adult foster care are responsible for residents' food, lodging, protection, supervision and household services. Licensed programs and services. Important Notice About Other Licensing Requirements. The Department of Human Services licenses and regulates the program services set forth below The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) licenses and regulates certain facilities as it relates to sanitation and safety of the buildings and to the health, treatment, comfort, safety, and well-being of the persons.
with any AFC licensing requirements under Rule 203 (Minnesota Rules, parts 9555.5105 to 9555.6265). The foster care licensing agency retains all licensing functions for the corporate AFC home according to Rule 203. DHS licensing monitors for compliance with all . Subp. 5. Adult foster home. "Adult foster home" means a residence operated by an operator who, for financial gain or otherwise, provides 24-hour foster care to no more than four functionally impaired residents and a residence with five or six residents as authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.11, subdivision 2a.