DHS plans to submit federal waiver plan amendments for the Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC), Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) and Developmental Disabilities (DD) waivers after a 30-day public comment period.
A summary of the changes in on the first page of the draft of the federal waiver plan amendments (PDF). To request a paper copy of the Federal Waiver Plan Amendments, please call 651-431-4300 or 866-267-7655.
DHS will accept comments from 8 a.m. Friday Aug. 29 through 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Please submit comments to DSD.PublicComments@state.mn.us no later than 4 p.m., CT, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.
Exciting opportunity for people with disabilities, older Minnesotans, service providers and families
The 2013 Minnesota Legislature directed the commissioners of Human Services and Health to develop recommendations for a home and community-based services report card. Information from the report card will make it possible for people, their family members or friends, caregivers and others to make the most informed decision about services they choose. Supported employment, independent living skills and assisted living will be among the first services having report cards.
There is a series of meetings set up to:
The roadshows begin the week of Sept. 8, 2014. Be sure to check for dates, times, locations and registration information.
The August 2014 Home and Community Based Services Report Card Legislative Report (PDF) is now available.
DHS added a second 30-day public comment period for the direct and indirect support policy for home and community-based (HCBS) waiver programs. After a review of the comments from the previous 30-day public comment period, DHS added supported employment language to the policy.
Review the new language on the draft of the Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC), Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) and Developmental Disabilities (DD) waiver general process and procedures page.
DHS needs your help to rename the Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) Waiver using person-first language. Person-first language emphasizes the individual instead of a diagnosis or disability. Ideally, the new name would maintain the commonly understood CADI acronym.
Submit comments to DSD.PublicComments@state.mn.us no later than 4 p.m. Central Time, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.