|Community-Based Services Manual||ISSUE DATE 07/2013|
|CBSM - Behavioral Support|
Page posted: 10/01/03
Page reviewed: 2/19/13
Page updated: 3/7/14
Federally approved BI and CADI Waiver Plans, Minn. Stat. 245D.03
Behavioral Support: Service to increase positive behavior and decrease or eliminate severe, challenging behavior.
Behavioral support may be provided in the home or community. Covered services include the following:
Authorized services cannot supplant or duplicate services available through other funding sources such as Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. See resources for services that should be maximized before this service.
Prior to initial authorization of behavioral support services:
4. Update the community support plan to ensure state plan mental health and behavioral support services are integrated and coordinated.
Choice of Providers
When a person is residing in a setting where the residential provider also provides behavioral support services, the case manager must ensure there is documentation of the person's choice of behavioral support providers.
Roles and Responsibilities
Behavioral support service consists of three progressive staffing levels. More than one staffing level can be authorized. The following determine the level(s) of behavioral support to be authorized:
Each staffing level has associated functions.
Waiver behavior professionals
1. Complete individualized functional assessments.
Waiver behavior professional consultative activities may be delivered face-to-face or via remote communication, such as telephone or web.
Waiver behavior analysts
1. Oversee implementation of the person-centered, positive practice behavior support plan, which includes assessing the adequacy of the plan.
Waiver behavior specialists
1. Collect and record behavioral data.
Payments will be made only to those entities or persons that meet the current licensure requirements of Minn. Stat. chapter 245D.
Providers licensed under 245D must report all uses of controlled procedures, emergency use of manual restraint and prohibited procedures according to Minn. Stat. 245D.06, subd. 5 to DHS via the Behavioral Intervention Report Form DHS-5148 (PDF).
Minnesota Stat. 245C requires all licensed programs to conduct background studies. Minn. Stat. 245D.03 lists individuals subject to background studies. Providers are required to complete and submit individual background studies using New Electronically Transmitted Study (NETStudy) through DHS licensing.
Service providers may apply for a 245D license.
Waiver behavior professionals
Waiver behavior professionals must have competencies in areas related to:
1. Psychologist licensed under Minn. Stat. §148.88 to 148.98 with competencies as identified above actively listed with the Minnesota Board of Psychology OR
Waiver behavior analysts must either:
1. Have obtained a baccalaureate degree, masters degree or a PhD in a social services discipline OR
In addition to the above, waiver behavior analysts must have all of the following:
Waiver behavior specialists must have:
1. An associates degree in a social services discipline OR
In addition to the above, behavior specialists must have all of the following:
Additional 245D resources