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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 contact information for Ramsey County


Waiver programs

Transitional services – BI, CAC, CADI and DD

Updated the following sections with clarifying information:

  • • Non-covered services
  • • Secondary information
  • • Provider standards and qualifications.
  • 1/22/18

    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.
  • 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:

  • 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 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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