skip to content
Primary navigation

Substance use disorder reform

The Minnesota Department of Human Services worked with individuals, providers, counties and stakeholders to update our substance use disorder (SUD) treatment system. Substance use disorder reform was passed during the 2017 legislative session.


  • 1115 Substance Use Disorder Waiver Demonstration Application Listening Session Question and Answer
    During the month of June 2017, the Department of Human Services, Community Supports Administration and the Divisions of Federal Relations Health Care and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse held five 90 minute listening sessions that included;

    1. A presentation on the basics of Minnesota’s potential 1115 Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Waiver Demonstration
    2. A presentation on Policy Changes via reform and mandatory requirements of providers who opt-in for this project, and
    3. A 30 minute Question and Answer.

     The following questions and comments were additionally received from interested parties and/or listening session attendees. If additional questions arise or if there are additional comments and/or questions, please contact Mikki Maruska 651.431.2178 or

    For more information, see the SUD Waiver Demonstration Application Q&A (PDF)

eMemo news

To sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences, please enter your contact information below.

Your opinion matters!

We want your feedback about what works and what doesn’t with Minnesota’s SUD treatment system. Please give us your feedback by emailing


back to top