Chemical Health

Chemical Health

Effective July 1, 2022, county agencies will no longer be providing Rule 25 assessments. Individuals wishing to participate in substance use treatment will be required to complete a Comprehensive Use Assessment through a treatment provider.  

In October of 2020 Minnesota began running a parallel process for substance use disorder (SUD) access during which a person could either follow the traditional Rule 25 process or, via Direct Access, go directly to a provider for an assessment and treatment.

On July 1, 2022, this parallel process ends, and Direct Access will become the only process by which publicly paid SUD treatment services can be accessed in Minnesota. Rule 25 will no longer be available after June 30, 2022.

Funding for publicly paid SUD treatment remains available; eligibility is determined following the completion of the Comprehensive Use Assessment.

Please contact the agency for a list of local resources that may be able to provide the assessment.

Please note that individuals may go to any provider of their own choosing for the assessment and/or treatment.                                                                                                                                                   

For more information about substance use, please visit the Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse website.