People with Disabilities


News and events

  • Public comment period on federal waiver plan amendments

    DHS plans to submit federal waiver plan amendments for the Brain Injury (BI), Community Alternative Care (CAC), Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) and Developmental Disabilities (DD) waivers after a 30-day public comment period.

    A summary of the changes in on the first page of the draft of the federal waiver plan amendments (PDF).  To request a paper copy of the Federal Waiver Plan Amendments, please call 651-431-4300 or 866-267-7655.

    DHS will accept comments from 8 a.m. Friday Aug. 29 through 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Please submit comments to no later than 4 p.m., CT, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.


  • 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Report Card meetings

    Exciting opportunity for people with disabilities, older Minnesotans, service providers and families

    The 2013 Minnesota Legislature directed the commissioners of Human Services and Health to develop recommendations for a home and community-based services report card. Information from the report card will make it possible for people, their family members or friends, caregivers and others to make the most informed decision about services they choose.  Supported employment, independent living skills and assisted living will be among the first services having report cards.

    There is a series of meetings set up to:

    • Discuss and build consensus about the contents of the report card
    • Share mock ups of the consumer reviews site and
    • Review features that create the metrics and ranking of services.

    The roadshows begin the week of Sept. 8, 2014. Be sure to check for dates, times, locations and registration information.

    The August 2014 Home and Community Based Services Report Card Legislative Report (PDF) is now available.

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