Public Policy

Minnesota’s Olmstead Subcabinet would like to hear from you now!

We want to hear your opinions on the revised Olmstead Plan before it’s officially submitted to the Court on August 10, 2015.

1. Revised versions of the Olmstead Plan’s measureable goals will be available for review on the Olmstead website on Wednesday, July 22.
2. A full version of the draft Plan will be posted on the website on Friday, July 31.

Your comments are welcome at any time throughout the year, however, comments submitted by Monday, August 3, will be reviewed by the Subcabinet prior to Court submission.

There are several ways to submit your comments:
– Online
Follow instructions for the online form on our Participate page.
– Email
MNOlmsteadPlan@state.mn.us
– Mail
Olmstead Implementation Office, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 255 St. Paul, MN 55101
– Phone
651-296-8081 (it’s ok to leave your comments the voicemail)
– In person
Attend the Olmstead Subcabinet meeting on Monday, August 3 from 3-6 p.m.
Sign up to speak in advance by contacting Tristy Auger at Tristy.A.Auger@state.mn.us or 651-296-8081. Sign-up will also be available at the meeting. More information about this meeting is available on the Olmstead website.

Background
On May 6, 2015, the U.S. Court ordered a revised Olmstead Plan be submitted by July 10, 2015. Since that time, members of the Olmstead Subcabinet, state agency staff members and parties involved in the Jensen settlement, have met several times to reach agreement on Plan goals, and the data used to achieve those goals. These discussions have been valuable and the Court extended the deadline for revised Plan submission to August 10, 2015.
We have learned much during this process, through Plan implementation, and from the comments and opinions you have shared with us. Thank you for your input and help.
More information on Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan is available on the Olmstead website.

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