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Presidential Executive Order Implementing Olmstead Decision
President Bush has signed an Executive Order to take steps to implement the US Supreme Court's 1999 Olmstead decision. The order is dated June 18, 2001. GO TO THE WEB to read/view the order. Also on June 19, DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson issued a statement concerning the efforts the Department is making to promote home and community services for people with disabilities. This statement also is available on Web.
President Bush committed to issue an Executive Order instructing federal agencies to take vigorous steps to implement the US Supreme Court's 1999 Olmstead decision. He reiterated that commitment when he announced his New Freedom Initiative. On June 18, 2001, the President signed this executive order. It instructs federal agencies -- including the Departments of Health and Human Services and Justice -- to pursue implementation of the decision. Go to the web to view/read the order.
On June 19, 2001, DHHS Secretary Tommy Thompson issued a statement describing the steps his Department is taking to promote home and comunity services for people with disabilities and its efforts related to the Olmstead decision. This statement also is available to view/read on the Web.
Text of the Executive Order
Information from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Thompson's Statement
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