Legislative Report - Home and Community Based Services Report Card

August 13, 2014

In the 2013 Legislative session, Minnesota Statutes section 256B.439, subdivision 3b was passed into law directing the design of a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Report Card for Minnesota providers.

This initiative was part of a larger proposal that focuses on redesigning access for Minnesotans who need long-term care services and supports. People who need HCBS, as well as families, friends and others, like case managers or care coordinators that are a part of a person’s formal or informal network can use this report card. This includes physicians and nurses, religious leaders, school personnel and many others who can use this tool to find and compare services to help.

The Minnesota Board on Aging in partnership with the Commissioners of the Departments of Health and Human Services is statutorily mandated to provide information on the internet about long-term care. It maintains a web site called Minnesotahelp.info® that contains information from over 12,000 providers to support people who need information about local supportive services including HCBS.

More information can be found in the August 2014 Legislative Report.

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