Human Services Holds Community Meetings

During the 2019 legislative session, North Dakota lawmakers authorized the department to create a Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment, which will allow North Dakota Medicaid to pay for additional home and community-based services to support individuals with mental health conditions, substance use disorders and/or brain injuries. For adults these services could include, but are not limited to supports for housing, employment, education, transitions out of homelessness or institutional living and peer support. Potential services for children may include respite care, educational support and transition to adulthood supports.

We want to hear from you!

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is hosting a series of community meetings to gather input on the development and implementation of a new Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment to expand home and community-based behavioral health services for children and adults.  These meetings will focus on gathering input from interested stakeholders.


Sept. 23, 2019, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Bismarck: Bismarck Public Library
515 N. Fifth St., Conference Room B

Sept. 24, 2019
, 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Fargo: Fargo Main Public Library
102 Third St. N., Community Room

Sept. 25, 2019, Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Grand Forks: Grand Forks Public Library
2110 Library Circle, Conference Room

Sept. 26, 2019
, Noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Minot: Minot Public Library, 516 Second Ave. S.W., North Meeting Room

Oct. 1, 2019
, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time
Dickinson, West River Community Center
2004 Fairway St., Dickinson, Meeting Room 1

Written comments
can also be submitted at the meetings or online at
Online comments will be accepted until Oct. 17
at 5 p.m. Central Time. 
For more information on the North Dakota Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment, visit

After the community input meetings, the department will begin to write the Medicaid 1915(i) state plan amendment and
submit it to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval. The anticipated implementation date is July 1,
2020.  To be considered eligible for services, individuals must qualify for Medicaid or Medicaid Expansion. Other needs-based
eligibility criteria will also be considered by the department when developing the services.



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