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,

subd. 4).

  • 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

  • 651-431-6620

DHS Background Studies; Status

  • 651-431-6625

MnDOT Vehicle Inspection/Audit, Driver/Attendant Training

  • 651-366-3661

MnDOT Annual Inspection Decals, Operating Authority

  • 651-215-6330


Refer to MnDOT’s website for ongoing updates:

If you have questions or concerns, please email MnDOT at

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