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Advocates filed more lawsuits against states consistent with the Olmstead decision.

The Department of Health and Human Services principles for state compliance with the ADA included:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, effectively working plan
  • Provide an opportunity for the public, including people with disabilities to be integral participants in the plan
  • Take steps to prevent or correct unjustified institutionalization
  • Ensure the availability of community-integrated services
  • Afford people with disabilities the opportunity to make informed choices
  • Take steps to ensure quality assurance in the delivery of community-based services
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