Public comment period for HCBS rule transition plan

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Disability Services Division eList

DATE: Oct. 17, 2016
TO: All interested parties
FROM: DHS Disability Services and Aging and Adult Services divisions
Comment period began: 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Comment period ends: 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
PurposeDHS requests help publicizing public comment period on proposed changes to the HCBS settings rule statewide transition plan
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Help publicize public comment period for HCBS settings rule statewide transition plan

DHS is asking stakeholders in the disability services and the aging and adult services systems, including lead agencies, case managers and advocates, to ensure that people receiving services know they have the opportunity to comment on the revised statewide transition plan (PDF) for the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule. We need your help in distributing this message.

The statewide transition plan communicates how Minnesota proposes to implement the rule. The comment period is open until 4 p.m. Nov. 3, 2016. Please encourage people who receive services to provide feedback by emailing

Feedback is encouraged from people who receive one of these disability waivers.

  • Brain Injury (BI)
  • Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI)
  • Community Alternative Care (CAC)
  • Developmental Disabilities (DD)

See Letter to stakeholders from Disability Services Division (PDF)

Feedback is encouraged from older adults who receive services through:

  • Elderly Waiver (EW)  
  • Alternative Care (AC)

See Letter to stakeholders from Aging and Adult Services Division (PDF)

More information

For more information about the statewide transition plan, see the following: 


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