U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement

  • LINK: 2023 Calendar of Events
  • LINK: Past Calendar of Events
  • The State of North Dakota and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) reached a settlement agreement that outlines actions the state will take to expand access to home and community-based care services and enable individuals with physical disabilities to live in the least restrictive setting possible.
  • It also reflects that home and community-based services are the preferred form of care for disabled adults and the most cost-efficient form of services.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services hosted four virtual Department of Justice settlement agreement listening sessions in February 2021 to gather stakeholder input on a draft implementation plan and to develop a strategy for ongoing stakeholder involvement. 

Settlement Agreement
Subject Matter Expert Compliance Reports
ND USDOJ Settlement Agreement Biannual Reports

For Nursing Homes and Hospitals: DOJ Settlement, NEW Informed Choice Process and Making Referrals for in-Home and Community-Based Services

Recorded Webinars - Current Home and Community-Based Services

Looking for in-home services and care options? Watch these informational 30-min. WEBINARS.

HHS funds services that give older adults and individuals with disabilities options beyond nursing home care.

These recorded webinars spotlight current in-home and community-based care and support services that enable North Dakotans to live more independently at home in their communities.

QSP Agency - Quality Improvement Program Standards

QSP Agency Quality Improvement Program Standards - Webinar Recording (45 min.), June 22, 2022

ARCHIVED - 2022 Stakeholder Meeting Information
ARCHIVED - 2021 Stakeholder Meeting Information



If you have questions or comments about the settlement agreement, or would like to file a complaint related to the provision of in-home and community-based long-term care services and supports, you can contact the North Dakota Aging and Disability Resource LINK toll-free at (855) 462-5465, 711 (TTY) and carechoice@nd.gov, or at the Aging Services Section, N.D. Department of Health and Human Services, 1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 6, Bismarck N.D. 58501.