Health Occupations Program

Health Occupations Program

Programs

Audiologist Licensing

Body Art Licensing

Doula Registry

Hearing Instrument Dispenser Certification

Unlicensed Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practice

Speech Language Pathologist Licensing

Spoken Language Healthcare Interpreter Roster

Resources

Credential Lookup

Consumer Information Center Hearing Aid/Instrument

Health-Related Occupations Regulated in Minnesota

About Us

Mission

To protect the citizens of Minnesota by regulating practitioners of specified allied healthcare occupations to assure they meet professional standards and provide safe and competent services to consumers.

Scope

The Health Occupations Program is a section in the Health Regulation Division. The Health Occupations Program has policy analysis, credentialing, investigation and enforcement authority for a number of allied health care occupations. Most health-related occupations are regulated by separate licensing boards located at Health Licensing Boards.

Our Activities

Policy Analysis:

  • Review applications for regulation from unregulated human service occupations and report recommendations to the legislature.
  • Evaluate existing regulatory schemes for human service occupations and report recommendations to the legislature.
  • Develop rules and legislation to establish and amend regulations for health-related occupations.

Credential occupations:

  • Examine applicants
  • Identify qualified practitioners
  • Staff advisory councils
  • Monitor and approve continuing education coursework
  • Provide public information and education.

Investigation and Enforcement:

  • Receive consumer/client complaints.
  • Investigate allegations of illegal conduct.
  • Take disciplinary action through administrative proceedings, and refer to criminal authorities when appropriate.
  • Develop consumer brochures describing legal rights.

Activity Objectives

  • Regulate audiologists, speech-language pathologists and hearing instrument dispensers by issuing credentials to applicants and receiving and investigating consumer complaints against practitioners.
  • Regulate body art procedures by licensing technicians and establishments.
  • Investigate complaints and take appropriate enforcement action against unlicensed complimentary and alternative health care practitioners.
  • Operate a consumer information center for potential and actual purchasers of hearing aids.
  • Convene meetings of occupational advisory councils and committees related to each occupation regulated by the activity.

Updated Wednesday, 13-Mar-2019 07:31:53 CDT