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For requests of 40 hours or less per week:

  • Providers no longer have to receive approval from Cardinal Innovations but must report the employment of the Relative/Legal Guardian through the RDSE process.
  • This applies to new hires and existing relatives/legal guardians.
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation by email.
  • Report each Relative/Legal Guardian by clicking here.

For requests of 41 to 56 hours per week:

​Complete the new, consolidated RDSE Application.

  • ​​​This applies to new hires and existing relatives/legal guardians.
  • I​t is a fillable PDF form.


  1. Print a hard-copy original.
  2. Obtain original signatures.
  3. Mail the application to:                 


​​Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
Attn: Network Management
550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 1500
Charlotte, NC 28202


For questions, email questions to: with the subject line: RDSE QUESTION


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Date Posted: 4/22/2012

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