Becoming a Provider
Steps to Becoming a Provider
Contact Wright County adult foster care licensing by phone at 763-682-7489, or by email to discuss the licensing process.
Attend orientation. Learn more about being a license holder and determine if you would like to proceed with the process. You must review rule and statutes before attending and RSVP to licensing worker. An application will be given at this point.
Complete the paperwork and tasks listed on this website. Submit all work to licensing.
Once the Fire Marshal has completed an inspection, call licensing to set up a home visit.
When all paperwork and training is complete, the licensing social worker will visit your home to learn more about your family and ensure that your home meets safety requirements for Adult Foster Care.
- 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.
Family AFC Supplement to Application
- Background Studies must be completed for all members 13 and older.
- 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