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Substance use disorder reform

Since 2012, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has been working with partners, providers, counties, and tribes to update our state’s substance use disorder (SUD) treatment system. SUD reform seeks to decrease barriers for people seeking SUD treatment services. We do this by granting individuals access to SUD treatment services the same way that they access other health care services: by choosing the provider directly. This is a person-centered approach that allows individuals to select the right level of service.

October 2019 update: substance use disorder reform (PDF)

Information for partners and providers

SUD reform includes implementing a streamlined way to access SUD services (Direct Access), adding eligible vendors to provide SUD services, and allowing for additional SUD services to be billable. Below are some resources that provide a brief overview of these efforts.


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