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Community-Based Services Manual (CBSM)

The CBSM is a resource for lead agencies who administer home and community-based services that support older Minnesotans and people with disabilities. The Aging and Adult Services (AASD) and Disability Services (DSD) divisions publish guidance on and explanation of policy in the manual.

What’s new in the CBSM

The following are five recent updates in the CBSM. For a complete list of updates, see CBSM – What’s new.






Waiver programs

Independent living skills (ILS) therapies

CBSM comprehensive review


Waiver programs

Short-term admission to an ICF/DD from the DD Waiver

CBSM comprehensive review


Resources and consultation

DSD regional resource specialists

Updated information for:

  • • RRS email address
  • • Regions 1, 2 SW and 4
  • • Regions 6 and 8
  • • Regions 9 and 10
  • • Region 11 SW
  • • Tribal nations.
  • 1/2/18

    Waiver programs

    Corporate foster care moratorium liaison contact list

    Updated contact information for Nicollet county


    Waiver programs

    Case management aide:

  • • Comprehensive review
  • • Service added to DD Waiver.
  • Crisis respite:

  • • Comprehensive review
  • • Service added to CAC Waiver.
  • Night supervision:

  • • Service added to CAC and DD waivers.
  • Specialist services:

  • • Comprehensive review
  • • Service added to BI, CAC and CADI waivers.
  • For more information, see the Dec. 29, 2017, eList.

    AASD and DSD eLists

    For a complete list of recent AASD and DSD eLists, see:

  • DSD lead agency archive
  • DSD stakeholder archive
  • AASD lead agency archive.
  • To sign up for these eLists, see CBSM – DSD eLists and CBSM – AASD eLists.


    For training information, see:

  • DSD training news and information
  • Aging: training and conferences.
  • Quick links to policy initiatives

    For information about current policy intiatives and guidance, see:

  • CBSM – Employment
  • CountyLink – MnCHOICES
  • DHS – HCBS settings rule
  • DHS – Person-centered practices
  • Positive Supports Minnesota website
  • Resources

    Use these links to connect to AASD and DSD resources:

  • Disability and Aging PolicyQuest – search
  • Disability and Aging PolicyQuest – login and submit questions
  • DSD Regional Resources Specialists
  • DSD Response Center
  • MMIS Resource Center
  • For additional links to resources, see CBSM – Resources and consultation overview.


    For bulletins recently published by AASD, DSD and other DHS divisions, see DHS bulletins.

    Notify DHS of changes to contact information

    Email changes to lead agency contact information to the DHS Information Desk. DHS will update the DHS county and tribe information (PDF).

    Order printed DHS documents

    Counties, tribes, health care providers and others can order printed DHS documents the order fulfillment website.

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