This was a policy priority on our 2021 Legislative Agenda.

Federal policy allows Personal Care Assistants and other Direct Support Professionals to provide support for people who have disabilities during short hospital stays. The Department of Human Services must work with stakeholders to create a plan that will give Minnesotans who have disabilities access to their direct support team while in the hospital.

Creating a plan for Minnesotans who have disabilities to access direct support while in the hospital will help them get the individualized care they need, while creating more space and time in hospital staff’s intense schedules.