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256S.06 ASSESSMENTS AND REASSESSMENTS.

Subdivision 1.Initial assessments.

A lead agency shall provide each participant with an initial long-term care consultation assessment of strengths, informal supports, and need for services according to section 256B.0911, subdivisions 3, 3a, and 3b.

Subd. 2.Annual reassessments.

At least every 12 months, a lead agency shall provide each participant with an annual long-term care consultation reassessment according to section 256B.0911, subdivisions 3, 3a, and 3b.

Subd. 3.Change-in-condition reassessments.

(a) The lead agency shall conduct a change-in-condition reassessment before the annual reassessment if a participant's condition changed due to a major health event, an emerging need or risk, or a worsening health condition, or when the current services do not meet the participant's needs.

(b) A change-in-condition reassessment may be initiated by the lead agency, may be requested by the participant, or may be requested on the participant's behalf by another party, such as a service provider.

(c) The lead agency shall: (1) complete a change-in-condition reassessment no later than 20 calendar days from the date of a request; (2) conduct a change-in-condition reassessment in a timely manner and expedite urgent requests; and (3) evaluate urgent requests based on the participant's needs and the risk to the participant if a change-in-condition reassessment is not completed.