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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 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.


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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