Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care

Event Description

Remote Only Event. Online registration is closed. To register, please email Tram Nguyen at tnguyen@mnbars.org .

This annual CLE focuses on current and emerging issues related to long-term care, particularly for our aging population and those living with disabilities, whether living in their own home or in a facility setting.  The topics are those of interest to Elder Law attorneys and related professionals as well as the clients they serve.  The CLE will consist of five panelists discussing certain areas related to long-term care, moderated by Suzanne Scheller, Esq.

Attendees of Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care will receive information on key areas affecting those receiving long-term care and services from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (“MDHS”).  MDHS will provide an update and information on the following four key areas that are on the move that currently are or will impact many of the clients served in Elder Law:  1) Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (“MAEPD”); 2) Waiver Reimagine; 3) Roll out of MN Choices Revision assessment; and 4) Medical Assistance Unwinding.  We are grateful to MDHS for providing four panelists with depth of knowledge in these four areas to share important and current information with us, as well as what to expect in the future.  Questions can be shared to suzy@schellerlegalsolutions.com prior to the CLE to focus the content as able. 

In addition, the current Task Force on Aging, approved by the legislature last year, has convened and is engaging in a robust conversation with a variety of professionals and individuals regarding issues facing our aging population.  We will receive an update on the current Task Force discussions and possible future considerations for the legislature.  Finally, as time allows, we will hear about various bills making their way through the legislature that may affect Minnesotans receiving long-term care.

This CLE sponsored by the Elder Law Section will address these topics to help elder law attorneys and professionals navigate legal concerns on behalf of older and vulnerable adults.


Sally Barlow, JD - Legal Coordinator | Health Care Eligibility and Access , Minnesota Department of Human Services – Discussing MA Unwinding

Vikas Chopra, JD  - Supervisor (ABD) | Health Care Eligibility and Access, Minnesota Department of Human Services - Discussing MA-EPD

Jeremy Wilson, JD  - Health Care Eligibility Policy Consultant (ABD) | Health Care Eligibility and Access, Minnesota Department of Human Services - Discussing MA-EPD

Heidi Hamilton, MPH - Division Director | Disability Services Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services – Discussing Waiver Reimagine and MN Choices Assessment

Natasha Merz - Assistant Commissioner | Aging and Disability Services Administration, Minnesota Department of Human Services - Discussing Waiver Reimagine and MN Choices Assessment

Kathleen Kelso – Board Member | Elder Voice Advocates – Discussing the Minnesota Task Force on Aging

Maureen Schneider - Interim Chair | Minnesota Board on Aging

Suzanne Scheller - Counselor at Law | Attorney, Scheller Legal Solutions, LLC

CLE Credits:  2.0 Standard CLE Credit applied for | Event Code: 503617


Elder Law Section Member: FREE
MSBA/HCBA/RCBA Member: $15*
Non-Member: $45
Law Student/New Lawyer: FREE

*Join the Elder Law Section: Not a Section Member? Sign up now and receive membership through June 30, 2025. That’s 16 months for the price of 12!

Registration Deadline: April 16, 2024.  To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event. A calendar file with a Zoom link is available for download in the automatic receipt.

Program Manager: Tram Nguyen | tnguyen@mnbars.org | 612-278-6316

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


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Thursday, April 18, 2024

8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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