The Ligas v. Hamos lawsuit was filed on July 28, 2005, on behalf of adults with developmental disabilities living in private, State-funded Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (ICFs/DD) who want to move to community-based services or settings and on behalf of adults with developmental disabilities living at home who want community-based services or settings.  In June 15, 2011, the Ligas v. Hamos Consent Decree was approved by the Court.  For more information, see Overview of the Ligas Consent Decree


We receive questions from providers and potential providers about the need for new development. We estimate that we will be expanding our Waiver capacity by at least 20%. To do this, existing providers need to expand services and new providers need to enroll under the Waiver. To learn more about becoming a provider, or expanding to new programs, please visit:

This page is not intended as a sole source for information, but only to serve as information for a basic understanding of the Ligas Consent Decree. Please see the Consent Decree (pdf) or Ligas Implementation Plan and a detailed explanation of rights and requirements under Ligas.