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Minnesota’s Olmstead Planning Committee presented a report (PDF) to DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson Oct. 23 with recommendations from work the group has been doing over the past several months to ensure that Minnesotans with disabilities have choices about where they live and are served in community settings most suitable to their needs and desires.
The committee was formed as part of the Jensen settlement agreement, which requires the development of a Minnesota Olmstead Plan in accordance with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. LC. That ruling requires states to eliminate unnecessary segregation of persons with disabilities and to ensure the persons with disabilities receive services in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs.
The plan is due to be completed in June 2013.
More information is available on the Olmstead Planning Committee website.