Becoming a Provider
Steps to Becoming a Provider
- Contact the licensing worker with any questions, otherwise complete and submit Step 1 paperwork.
- The licensing social worker will contact you regarding the submitted paperwork and to set up a home visit.
- The average time for completion of the licensing process is 90-120 days.
- Recommendations are made to the state within 20 days of a completed application.
- As part of the licensing process, you will learn about the Wright County Adult Foster Care program, licensing requirements, and how vulnerable adults enter into Adult Foster Care.
- This process also involves gathering information about you, your family, and your home. Through the licensing process, we are able to identify the skills and strengths you bring to the foster care program and ensure standard licensing requirements are met.
- Individual orientation for Adult Foster Care licensure is provided by the licensor during the initial home visit(s).
- To find out the municipality contact information required for page 5 of the application, please see the City Officials or Township Officers lists of government officials in Wright County
- Three references are required from unrelated individuals who can attest to the applicant's ability to provide care for functionally impaired adults
- Each license applicant must complete and return to licensing
- Each household member (not the license applicant(s)) must complete and return to licensing
- Read Rule 203 (Adult Foster Care Rule), complete the competency test, and return to licensing
- Read Rule 203 (Adult Foster Care Rule) and Vulnerable Adult Act, and sign the form
- Annual training on the Vulnerable Adult Act is required by MN Statute 245A.65
- Complete the online competency test and follow instructions to obtain a certificate of completion
- All license holder and caregivers must receive a score of 80% or higher to be considered adequately trained on the Vulnerable Adult Act
- Maintain annual certificates with the license holder and caregivers' training logs
Well-water Testing Requirements
- Water from privately owned wells must be tested annually by a MN Health Department certified laboratory for coliform bacteria and nitrate nitrogens to verify safety
If you live in Wright County, please contact the licensor by email. If you do not live in Wright County, please contact your local county social services department, contact information for Minnesota counties is available.