The North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing a settlement with the federal Department of Justice to expand Medicaid long-term service and supports (LTSS) and supportive housing for more than 2,500 adults with disabilities. The agreement will put the state in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and in compliance with the Olmstead decision which requires services to be provided in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the individual. Within nine months, the state will submit a Medicaid waiver to expand the LTSS array to include residential habilitation, community-support services, and . . .
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