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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.


Case management/care coordination

Certified relocation service coordination-targeted case management (RSC-TCM) private providers

Added contact information for a new provider, Veracity Health Systems, LLC


Waiver programs

Discontinuation of the residential care waiver service

Added section on cost-neutral corporate foster care moratorium exception

Added link to June 28 webinar, under “What steps have we already taken?”


Case management/care coordination

Host county notification

New page

For more information, see the June 26 eList announcement.


Other Aging/DSD programs

Semi-independent living services (SILS)

Claified provider standards and qualifications section


Consumer safeguards

Jensen Settlement Agreement

CBSM comprehensive review

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 intiatives 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 tribe information (PDF).

    Order printed DHS documents

    Counties, tribes, health care providers and others can order printed DHS documents the order fulfillment website.

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