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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

Corporate foster care moratorium liaison contact list

Updated information for Morrison County


Waiver programs

Corporate foster care moratorium liaison contact list

Updated information for Chippewa and Hubbard counties


Waiver programs

Clarified adult companion services cannot be provided by a related person


Financial management

Disability Waiver Rate System (DWRS) exception requests

Clarified information about the process to request exceptions


Waiver programs

Environmental accessibility adaptations (EAA)

BI, CAC, CADI and DD policy clarification about how to define a year

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 initiatives 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:

  • PolicyQuest – Search
  • 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 tribal nation information (PDF).

    Order printed DHS documents

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

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