Licensing & Certification
Application forms and documents are available on the MN Dept. of Health website, MN Health Care Facilities Programs, Compliance Monitoring section at Licensure Application Forms, Federal Certification, and Information for Health Care Providers and at Hospice Licensure.
Home Care Providers Application
Home care providers in the state of MN must be licensed with as at least one of the following* in order to provide services. Only those providing home management tasks (driving, shopping) are registered rather than licensed.
A home care provider is any entity that regularly engages in the delivery of home care services for a fee.
At least one home care service must be provided directly, although additional home care services may be provided by contractual arrangements.
A home care provider must have a current license to operate in the state.
A hospice is any entity that is regularly engaged in the delivery of services for a fee to terminally ill hospice patients.
Refer to the MN Dept. of Health publications, A Guide to Home Care Services and A Guide to Hospice Care Services.
See Hospice Licensure.
Fees are based on revenue derived from the provision of home care services during the previous calendar year for all but assisted living home care providers.
Fees for assisted living home care providers are based on the monthly average number of clients served.
Hospice fees are based on revenues for the previous fiscal year.
Licensing surcharge to be assessed
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.
Period of Issuance
License is effective for one year from effective date.
Length of Determination Process
The MN Department of Health has 90 days in which to grant or deny a license.
Other Pertinent Information
Licenses are renewed on an annual basis. Licenses are not transferable.