The HCN Relative Hardship Waiver allows certain relatives to receive reimbursement for providing services to a Medicaid recipient. The relative must be currently licensed in the State of Minnesota as an RN or LPN and must be one of the following:
Provision of paid services does not preclude the parent, spouse or guardian from his/her obligations for non-reimbursed family responsibilities of emergency backup caregiver and primary caregiver. The provision of these services is not legally required of the parent, spouse or legal guardian. Services provided by a parent, spouse or guardian cannot be used in lieu of nursing services covered and available under liable third-party payers including Medicare.
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