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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.






Waiver programs

  • • CBSM comprehensive review of Environmental accessibility adaptations (EAA) page.
  • • New page for Additional information about EAA.
  • Includes policy updates about:

  • • Installation of vehicle modifications
  • • New construction/unfinished rooms
  • • Service limit exception (BI, CAC, CADI and DD only)
  • • New instructions to sort the Approval-Option Service Vendor Tracking Log, DHS-7004A (PDF).
  • For more information, see first item in Dec. 7, 2017, eList.


    Waiver programs

    Exclusions from Chapter 245D licensure

    New page

    For more information, see last item in Dec. 7, 2017, eList.


    Waiver programs

    Waiver/AC reimbursement in unforeseen circumstances

    New page

    For more information, see fourth item in Dec. 7, 2017, eList.


    Consumer safeguards

  • • CBSM comprehensive review for appeals page
  • • New appeals process and notice of action pages
  • For more information, see the Nov. 17, 2017, eList.


    Waiver programs

    Level of care

  • • Comprehensive review
  • • Added information about the Alternative Care program and the Elderly Waiver
  • 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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