Alaska Olmstead Plan Information
The 1999 Olmstead Supreme Court Decision and Alaska
In a landmark interpretation of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), the Supreme Court decided that people with disabilities have a right to receive care in the most integrated setting appropriate and that unnecessary institutionalization violates the ADA. All states must now comply with the decision. The Center for PAS is tracking the legal and policy ramifications of the Olmstead decision in each state.
- Introduction to Olmstead Lawsuits and Olmstead Plans
- Table: State Olmstead Plans and Alternative Strategies
- Table: Olmstead and Olmstead-Related Lawsuits by State
For a complete list of Federal cases please refer to the Department of Justice, Olmstead Litigation page.
(Data below extracted from the Olmstead Lawsuits and Olmstead Plans report, the State Olmstead Plans and Alternative Strategies table and the Olmstead and Olmstead-Related Lawsuits table available at the links above.)
Alaska State Olmstead Planii
Updated March 2013, Alaska does not currently have an Olmstead planii developed. Alaska has, however, developed an alternative strategy to comply entitled:
Moving Forward Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan: 2006-2011, 2008 Update
Further Information iii
Alaska Legal Cases Related to Olmstead (updated May 2013)
The Center for PAS has tracked 2 Olmstead and Olmstead related legal cases in Alaska.