This chapter governs the licensing of providers of residential care and treatment or detention or foster care services for children in out-of-home placement. This chapter contains the licensing requirements for residential facilities and foster care and program certification requirements for program services offered in the licensed facilities.
The purpose of residential care is to provide temporary care or treatment for children in need of out-of-home care or treatment which is determined to meet the child's individual needs and is consistent with the timelines in Minnesota Statutes, sections 260C.503 to 260C.521, and 260C.204. The license holder must cooperate with and give support to the efforts of the placing agency regarding permanency planning for children in out-of-home placement.
This chapter applies to any unit of government, individual, corporation, limited liability corporation, partnership, voluntary association, other organization or entity, or controlling individual that operates or applies to operate a facility that provides care, treatment, detention, or rehabilitation service on a 24-hour basis to a resident. Facilities excluded from licensure under Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.03, subdivision 2, are excluded from this chapter.
Residential service sites for persons with developmental disabilities that are licensed by the commissioner of the Department of Human Services under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245B, and by the commissioner of the Department of Health under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144, are exempt from this chapter.
No entity may be granted a certificate or continue to be certified without a license. A license holder or applicant may seek certification to provide more than one program service.
28 SR 211; L 2005 c 56 s 2; L 2012 c 216 art 6 s 13
September 27, 2012