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Human Services Background Study Eligibility Task Force

The Human Services Background Study Eligibility Task Force was established in 2021 to review the statutes relating to human services background study eligibility and disqualifications, including but not limited to Minnesota Statutes, sections 245C.14 and 245C.15.

The task force must:

  1. evaluate the existing statutes’ effectiveness in protecting the individuals served by programs for which background studies are conducted under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 245C, including by gathering and reviewing available background study disqualification data;
  2. identify the existing statutes’ weaknesses and inefficiencies, ways in which the existing statutes may unnecessarily or unintentionally prevent qualified individuals from providing services or securing employment, and any additional areas for improvement or modernization; and :
  3. develop legislative proposals that improve or modernize the human services background study eligibility and disqualification statutes, or otherwise address the issues identified in clauses (1) and (2).
The task force shall submit an interim report by March 1, 2022 and a final report by December 16, 2022 to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and the senate with jurisdiction over human services licensing.

Minnesota Special Session Laws 2021, Chapter 7, Article 2, Section 74

Combined Meetings

Upcoming Task Force Meetings

Jan 28, 2022

Comments for the Task Force

The Task Force invites comment from members of the public, and is especially interested in hearing the stories of people who have experiences with the human services background study process. If you are interested in testifying in a Task Force meeting, please include your contact information.

Please be aware that your comments may be posted to the Task Force website or publicly discussed at Task Force meetings.

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