Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Medicaid Certification - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Medicaid Certification/Supervised Living Facility (SLF) Licensure

This page contains information and forms required to apply to operate as a certified psychiatric residential treatment facility and be licensed as a supervised living facility in Minnesota.

Required Forms and Documents

Please read and understand all applicable documents, statutes and rules listed below before applying for this license.

Related Statutes and Rules

Minnesota Department of Human Services Information on Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

The Department of Human Services provides program licensure for psychiatric residential treatment facility programs in supervised living facilities. Additional information on those programs and requirements can be found at:
Department of Human Services: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Information on Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities

CMS: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Providers

CMS Resources

CMS issues weekly Quality Safety & Oversight memos (formerly known as Survey and Certification (S&C) memos). It is the responsibility of providers to check weekly for new information listed at the CMS website: CMS: Policy & Memos to States and Regions. This website is subject to change by CMS.

CMS memos related to emergency preparedness (S&C 17-29) and PRTF regulations (S&C 17-28, 15-14, and 13-45 ):

Federal Data

CMS Memo: Quality and Certification Oversight Reports (QCOR) Website Launch (PDF)
Quality and Certification Oversight Reports (QCOR) website includes federal data, including deficiency data link for on-site inspections of providers and suppliers.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Rule
Emergency preparedness resources and surveyor tool.

Application process

We will need to verify all documentation before issuing a license. We may also do an on-site inspection.

  • MDH receives complete Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility/Supervised Living Facility application with fee.
  • MDH receives construction plan submittal form and plan review fee. For more information: Construction Plan Submittal Process. (Initial applications: HFID portion of submittal form should be left blank.)
  • MDH verifies Department of Human Services Program License as a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.
  • MDH verifies the entity legally responsible for the operation of the facility is registered with the Minnesota Secretary of State.
  • MDH verifies Inspection/Survey Clearance issued by Engineering Services.
  • MDH verifies Inspection/Survey Clearance issued by State Fire Marshal.
  • MDH verifies Inspection/Survey Clearance issued by MDH health surveyors.

Annual Renewal Process

  • Renewal applications and attestation statements are due annually. MDH will send each PRTF a renewal letter and application prior to the annual expiration date.

Other Important Information

  • MDH regulates and oversee PRTFs with surveys and complaint investigations.
  • A PRTF is responsible for submitting notification and construction plans for remodeling projects (see construction plan submittal for more information).
  • PRTFs must be in compliance with all applicable state and federal requirements.

If you are unsure this is the correct license for your business or have questions, please contact the Licensing and Certification Program at 651-201-4200 or email to obtain additional clarification.

Monday, August 01, 2022 at 01:57PM