Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS): Community Providers

Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) is one of the rehabilitative mental health packages covered by Minnesota Health Care Plans (MHCP). CTSS establishes policies and practices for certification and coverage of mental health services for children who require varying therapeutic and rehabilitative levels of intervention.

Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (CTSS) service components may only be provided by an agency (county, tribe or provider) that has been certified using the provider certification process developed by the Department of Human Services.

The spectrum of services available under CTSS allows providers to address the conditions of emotional disturbance that impair and interfere with children’s abilities to function. These rehabilitative services offer a broad range of medical and remedial services and skills to restore a child’s functional abilities as much as possible.

Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports (M.S. 256B.0943)

CTSS Applicant Provider Quarterly Training Sessions:

Core Clinical Training

Information and Registration

Current CTSS providers

Current CTSS (Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports) Providers (PDF) (December 2012)

Initial certification

Providers must register for and attend a CTSS Applicant Provider Information Session before submitting a CTSS application.

Providers seeking initial certification for Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports must use the following documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Kowalczyk at dhs.ctss@state.mn.us or john.kowalczyk@state.mn.us or (651) 431-2335.

Re-certification

Providers seeking CTSS re-certification must use the following documents. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dwight Heil at dhs.ctssrecert@state.mn.us or (651) 431-4957

Notification of change

Providers are required to notify DHS of certain changes affecting their ability to meet CTSS standards

Addendum

Providers must submit an addendum if they want to add practice sites or services, such as Mental Health Behavioral Aide (MHBA), day treatment, or therapeutic preschool, not included in their most recent CTSS application for certification

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