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North Dakota Olmstead Commission

Purpose:

Monitor services and conduct planning in order to comply with the United States Supreme Court's Olmstead decision by providing appropriate community-based services for individuals with disabilities, consistent with the needs and available resources of the state. See Olmstead decision summary information.

Vision:

People will be able to make choices about services and supports based on knowledge and understanding of all service options.

ND Olmstead Plan Documents:

  • Comprehensive Working Plan to Enhance Community Services in Response to Olmstead
    • NOTE: Plan is currently being revised.
    • Updated in May 2008, the state's plan includes:
      • Background on the Olmstead Decision
      • Historical information about state efforts to serve individuals with disabilities in less restrictive settings
      • A record of state and Olmstead Commission efforts,
      • State's planning document, which is a working document.

Commission:

Related Efforts & Initiatives:

  • North Dakota Life Skills and Transition Center – Transition to Community Task Force (underway)
  • North Dakota Money Follows the Person Grant Initiative (underway)
    • A federal grant-funded effort that focuses on 1) transitioning qualifying Medicaid-eligible individuals from nursing homes and Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID is a federal term) to community settings, and 2) to strengthen access to and usage of home and community-based long-term care services

     

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