Adult Foster Care - Initial Licensing Process
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If you are interested in becoming a provider, please e-mail our staff at email@example.com. Wright County is in need of experienced caregivers who have wheelchair accessible homes in which all care is provided on the main level.
Application for Adult Foster Care License - Complete the application, sign, and return to licensing. 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.
Background Study Log - The license holder must maintain documentation of background studies initiated for the program.
SSIS Application for Foster Care Licensure - Complete the application, sign, and return to licensing.
Privacy Rights Notice - Review for privacy rights information.
Privacy Rights Signature Page - Sign and return to licensing.
Instructions for Initiating Background Studies through NETStudy - Follow instructions for initiating background studies.
Reference Letters - Three references are required from non-related individuals who can attest to the applicant's ability to provide care for functionally impaired adults. Completed reference forms must be sent to licensing.
Fire Marshal Fee Instructions - Follow instructions to initiate the request for a Fire Marshal inspection.
Home Safety Checklist - Review and ensure full compliance with checklist items. Send completed checklist to licensing.
Disaster Plan - This form will be used in the case of an emergency involving a pandemic outbreak, natural disaster, or catastrophic event. Providers must update the licensor within 14 days of any changes to the contact information on the form.
Social Family History - Complete in detail and return to licensing. Each person requesting to be licensed must complete a social history form.
Social Family History of Household Members - Complete in detail and return to licensing. Each household member must have a social history form completed with all applicable information.
Vulnerable Adult Act Training - Annual training on the Vulnerable Adult Act is required by MN Statute 245A.65. Complete the on-line competency test and follow instructions to obtain a certificate of completion. All license holders and caregivers must receive a score of 80% or higher to be considered adequately trained on the Vulnerable Adults Act. Maintain annual certificates with the license holder and caregivers' training logs.
Program Abuse Prevention Plan - Complete the plan by assessing the anticipated population of residents for whom care will be provided (elderly, developmentally disabled, physically disabled, mentally ill, etc.) and the physical environment of the facility and surrounding grounds. The applicant should determine how the risk of harm will be reduced in each area of assessment. Submit the completed plan to licensing.
AFC Home Program Plan - Complete the plan by determining what, if any, services will be provided to the residents that exceed the standard services required by Rule 203. Submit the completed plan to licensing.
Grievance Policy - Submit the completed policy to licensing.
Substance Abuse Policy - Submit the completed policy to licensing.
Reporting Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Policy Sample - Use this sample to develop an appropriate policy that guides caregivers, residents and/or their legal representatives in reporting suspected or known maltreatment of a vulnerable adult. Submit the completed policy to licensing. The applicant must develop the policy for specific use within the AFC home; although the sample language may be used, a print of this sample will not be accepted.
Floor and Escape Plan - Draw a diagram of the home and identify two escape routes from each sleeping room. Submit the plan to licensing.
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.
Acknowledgment of Resident's Rights - Review and sign the form.
Directions to Home - Complete and sign the form.
NOTE: Forms are in Adobe Acrobat format. If necessary download the free Reader from Adobe's website.
9555.5050 - Repealer and effective dates.
9555.5105 - Definitions.
9555.5205 - Applicability.
9555.5305 - Purpose.
9555.5405 - Foster Home Development.
9555.5505 - Local Agency Orientation and Training Role.
9555.5515 - Record on The Residence.
9555.5605 - Assessment.
9555.5705 - Provision of Adult Foster Care Services to Residents of Adult Foster Homes.
9555.6105 - Applicability and Purpose.
9555.6115 - License Application Process.
9555.6125 - Licensing Study.
9555.6145 - Negative Licensing Actions.
9555.6165 - Capacity.
9555.6167 - Individual Resident Placement Agreement.
9555.6175 - Cooperate and Report to Agencies.
9555.6185 - Foster Care Training.
9555.6195 - Prohibitions Against Maltreatment and Discrimination.
9555.6205 - Physical Environment.
9555.6215 - Water and Food.
9555.6225 - Sanitation and Health.
9555.6235 - Adult Foster Home Program.
9555.6245 - Personal Record of Resident in Foster Care.
9555.6255 - Resident's Rights.
9555.6265 - Safeguards for Cash Resources Entrusted to Operator.
No Meeting Schedules or Training Dates available at this time.
256B.0919, Subdivision 3. County certification of persons providing adult foster care to related persons.
A person exempt from licensure under section 245A.03, subdivision 2, who provides adult foster care to a related individual age 65 and older, and who meets the requirements in Minnesota Rules, parts 9555.5105 to 9555.6265, may be certified by the county to provide adult foster care. A person certified by the county to provide adult foster care may be reimbursed for services provided and eligible for funding under section 256B.0915, if the relative would suffer a financial hardship as a result of providing care. For purposes of this subdivision, financial hardship refers to a situation in which a relative incurs a substantial reduction in income as a result of resigning from a full-time job or taking a leave of absence without pay from a full-time job to care for the client.
In order to be certified to provide Adult Foster Care in Wright County, the applicant will undergo the same initial and re-licensing processes as applicants for licensure. If the applicant is to be certified, the license application (DHS form 3324) will not be mailed to the Minnesota Department of Human Services and will be retained in the licensing file.
If you live in Wright County, please contact the licensor by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not live in Wright County, please contact your local county social services department; click here for contact information for Minnesota counties.