New York State Coalition For Aging

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On June 22, 1999, the United States Supreme Court held in Olmstead vs. L.C. that the unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions may constitute discrimination based on disability. The court ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act may require states to provide community-based services rather than institutional placements for individuals with disabilities.

The Olmstead Decision: Q & A

More information about Olmstead:

Presentation: Susan Hill, Senior Policy Advisor, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)


Olmstead Fact Sheets