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


New Ligas video explaining services

Please watch our Ligas Consent Decree Video for good information about living situations and procedures.


Your Pre-Admission Screening Agency (PAS) is the first contact for you to make for services.  Your PAS Agency will be the first person you will call to find out about services, your Transition Plan, and can help you with anything else you need.  There are 18 PAS agencies throughout the State of Illinois.  To contact your Pre-Admission Screening Agency for an interview, please use our DHS Office Locator to find the agency nearest to your home.  Included with the contact information in the DHS Office Locator are maps to and from the agencies.



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.