Under the Governor’s Emergency Executive Order 20-12, the Minnesota Department of Human Services has temporary authority to waive or modify requirements so that Minnesotans can continue to access essential programs and services safely and without undue delay during the COVID-19 pandemic.The department authorized the flexibilities listed on this page to support counties, tribes, health plans and community partners in caring for Minnesotans throughout the COVID-19 peacetime emergency.
Below are all waivers and modifications currently in effect, and those that have expired. A state law that took effect on June 24, 2020, specifies when waivers and modifications will expire. Some are subject to federal authority. Others remain in effect until certain dates as determined by state law (see Laws of Minnesota 2020, 1st special session, chapter 7). The department has flexibility to keep the remaining waivers in effect for no more than 60 days after the end of the peacetime emergency.
This list will be updated as necessary. Check this site regularly for new developments, and keep providing feedback and ideas to help us make a difference together. Operational instructions for counties, tribes, managed care organizations and providers related to these changes are communicated separately. We encourage you to monitor the DHS website and DHS bulletins.
- Current Minnesota peacetime emergency order expires 3/15/2021
- Current federal health emergency order expires 4/21/2021
Specific ending dates for some waivers are listed in the “Expiration date” column.
The ending date for some waivers is linked to the end of the state or federal emergency. For these waivers, the current projected expiration date is listed in the table below. More detail on how projected expiration dates are calculated is at the bottom of this page.
Some waivers have more than one expiration date, as shown in the table below.