WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced a settlement agreement
with the State of North Dakota under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Under the agreement, North Dakota will expand services to individuals with physical
disabilities in, or at risk of entering, a nursing facility to allow them to live in their homes.
The State will provide these services to more than 2,500 people with disabilities, helping them to assess their options, decide where they would like to live, and arrange for community-based services. These services include assistance in finding accessible housing and home health aides to help with daily activities such as bathing and dressing. As part of the agreement, North Dakota will also increase access to community-service providers.