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Structured day program

Tier 1 Services

Page posted: 10/01/03

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Page updated: 5/12/15

Legal authority

Federally approved BI Waiver Plan, Minn. Stat. §245D.03


Structured day program: Service designed for people who may benefit from continued rehabilitation and community integration directed at the development and maintenance of community living skills.

Covered services

Structured day program services take place in a non-residential setting separate from the home of the person and must include intensive therapeutic interventions.

Structured day program services include supervision and specific training to allow the person to attain maximum potential and include:

  • • Reduction/elimination of maladaptive behavior
  • • Sensory/motor development
  • • Social skills training.
  • Services aimed at preparing the individual for community reintegration such as teaching concepts, which may include but are not limited to:

  • • Attending
  • • Money management
  • • Problem solving
  • • Safety
  • • Task completion.
  • Services will normally be furnished two or more hours per day on a regularly scheduled basis, for one or more days per week.

    Secondary information

    Structured day program services are distinguished from adult day care because of the individualized and intensive therapeutic nature of the program.

    People may receive the following rehabilitation therapies while in a structured day program. However, the provider must bill the rehabilitation therapies to the MA State plan and not the waiver as part of the structured day rate.

  • • Cognitive
  • • Occupational
  • • Physical
  • • Speech.
  • Provider standards and qualifications

    Payments will be made only to those entities or people that meet the current licensure requirements of Minn. Stat. chapter 245D as an intensive support service provider.

    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. chapter 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.

    Email questions about exclusion from DHS licensure to the DHS Licensing Division HCBS Unit.

    Additional resources

    College of Direct Supports courses
    DHS Licensing

    MHCP Provider Training resources

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