Feds settle ADA complaint with State of North Dakota
FARGO (KVRR) – The Justice Department says a settlement has been reached over a lawsuit that claims North Dakota unnecessarily places people with disabilities in nursing facilities.
Under the agreement, North Dakota will expand services to residents with physical disabilities who live in, or are at risk of entering a nursing facility, to allow them to live in their homes.
The state will provide 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.
The services include assistance in finding accessible housing and home health aides to help with daily activities such as bathing and dressing.