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North Dakota Olmstead Commission


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.


People will be able to make choices about long-term care and support services based on knowledge and understanding of all service options


  • Established in 2001 by Executive Order of the Governor
  • First met December 19, 2001
  • Held public meetings across the state in March 2002 to gather input on services for people with disabilities
  • Was awarded a three-year, $900,000 federal Real Choice Systems Change grant, which funded six local demonstration projects
    • Requests for proposals of projects were received in 2003 and projects were implemented into 2005
    • The Commission received project reports in 2006. See Summary Report prepared April 3, 2007
  • Currently co-chaired by Tami Ternes, Policy Advisory, N.D. Governor's Office, and Maggie Anderson, Interim Executive Director of the N.D. Department of Human Services
  • Continues to meet and work to accomplish Olmstead-related goals through the Commission, a Work Group comprised of individuals selected by the Commission and chaired by Janis Cheney of AARP, and Task Subcommittees established by the Work Group.

ND Olmstead Plan Documents:


Related Efforts & Initiatives:

Other Resources:

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