Rule 25 Assessment

Please note that MOFAS does not provide Rule 25 Assessments. This page is for educational purposes. You may find a list of referral numbers here and below.


Rule 25 Assessment In order to receive public funding for chemical dependency treatment, an individual needs to have a chemical use assessment conducted by a Rule 25 assessor. This is also known as a Rule 25 Assessment. In  Minnesota, the process of the assessment and the criteria the decision is based upon are governed by Rule 25. Under Rule 25, an assessor gathers information about an individual and decides whether the individual needs treatment and if so, what type will be the most beneficial. The four levels of care available are primary inpatient, primary outpatient, extended care, and halfway house.


Individuals who believe they have substance abuse problems and need public funding to afford treatment. This can  include individuals with an FASD.


Call your county for more information about how to set up a Rule 25 Assessment.


For more information on Rule 25, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services

An example of a Rule 25 Assessment form.


If you want to get an assessment or think you need treatment for substance abuse or addiction, first call your insurance provider.

Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services for your questions.

Call to schedule an appointment with through your county from this list of referral contacts.

To find Rule 25 Assessment sites:

Visit the Hennepin County website.
Visit the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Facility Locator website.

“After learning about the process  of getting a Rule 25 assessment, I found that the was easy. The assessor told me about some of the different treatment options, and to an outpatient program. I was able to get the services that I needed and attended a treatment program that process recommended that I go best fit my needs.”  -Ashley


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