Policy changes from 2021 legislative session that impact behavioral health

Minnesota Department of Human Services logo

Behavioral Health e-Memo



Policy changes from 2021 legislative session that impact behavioral health

The 2021 Legislature enacted several health and human services policy changes as part of legislation that passed during the regular session (Laws of Minnesota 2021, Regular Session, Chapter 30).  A summary of the legislative changes that impact programs and services for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders is now available on our website.  The legislative summary includes the effective date for each provision and a reference to the bill language. With some exceptions, many of the provisions are effective July 1, 2021. 

Provisions in the legislative summary include:

  • SUD Treatment Program Assessment of Need Modifications
  • Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Modifications
  • Problem Gambling Reporting
  • Problem Gambling Program and Funding Consultation and Recommendations
  • Children’s Mental Health Screening Grants Modification
  • State Advisory Council on Mental Health Membership Modifications
  • Updating Behavioral Health Fund reference to Eligible Vendors of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services
  • Updating Treatment Plan Requirement for Intensive Rehabilitation Mental Health Services (IRMHS)
  • Updating Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund (CCDTF) to Behavioral Health Fund terminology
  • Mental Health Uniform Services Standards (USS)
  • Temporary Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver assessment freeze for people accessing inpatient care

About the Behavioral Health e-Memo

You have received this email because you are subscribed to one or more of these GovDelivery lists:

  • Children’s mental health providers
  • Adult mental health providers
  • Substance Use Disorder services providers
  • Behavioral health: families and stakeholders

Subscribe or unsubscribe

For more information about Behavioral Health Services in Minnesota, visit:

Children’s mental health / Adult mental health / Substance use disorder / Resources for partners and providers

For more information about this e-Memo please feel free to contact us at youropinionmatters.dhs@state.mn.us