Beginning January 1, 2016, Special Transportation Service providers are subject to the Department of Human Services (DHS) background study requirements (Minn. Stat. §174.30, subd. 10).
Beginning July 1, 2016, Nonemergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers are subject to the Special Transportation Service (STS) operating standards (Minn. Stat. §174.29, subd. 1). This means NEMT providers are also subject to the DHS background study requirements.
Both STS and NEMT providers are subject to the following requirements:
- Beginning July 1, 2016, all vehicles used for STS, NEMT, or both, must have an annual MnDOT
inspection and pay an annual fee of $45 per vehicle to obtain an inspection decal (Minn. Stat. §174.30,
- All providers with a current MnDOT Certificate of Compliance must have had a MnDOT vehicle inspection
within the 12 months before the July 1, 2016, effective date.
- All providers must have any vehicle used to provide NEMT or STS services inspected prior to use.
The information in the following table will help guide you with the NEMT and STS program requirements.
Program Contact Information
DHS Provider Enrollment, Reimbursement; MHCP Provider Call Center :
- 651-431-2700 or 800-366-5411
DHS Background Studies; About
DHS Background Studies; Status
MnDOT Vehicle Inspection/Audit, Driver/Attendant Training
MnDOT Annual Inspection Decals, Operating Authority
Refer to MnDOT’s website for ongoing updates: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/cvo/sts/sts.html.
If you have questions or concerns, please email MnDOT at STSQuestions.DOT@state.mn.us.