The Colbert v. Quinn lawsuit was filed in August 2007 on behalf of a class of nursing home residents with disabilities in Cook County. The Consent Decree was approved in Federal Court on December 20, 2011. The Decree provides Medicaid-eligible nursing home residents in Cook County with the array of supports and services that they need in the most integrated settings appropriate to their needs, including community-based settings, and to promote the development of integrated settings that attempt to maximize individuals’ independence, choice, opportunities to develop and use independent living skills, and that attempt to afford them the opportunity to live their lives similar to individuals without disabilities. The Defendants and Plaintiffs filed an Implementation Plan as required by the Consent Decree on November 8, 2012. The Implementation Plan can be accessed through the following link.
The department hopes you will take the time to review the materials on this website to see if this program may be right for you or for someone you know. You can contact us by e-mail. We have also provided an online referral form. We look forward to hearing from you!
Colbert V. Quinn Documents
Colbert v. Quinn Outreach Video
Evaluation for Cook County Nursing Home Residents
To submit a referral for an evaluation of Cook County Nursing Home residents under the Colbert Consent Decree please visit the MFP Referral Web page.
HFS hopes you will take the time to review the materials on the Pathways to Community Living Web site to see if this program may be right for you or for someone you know. You can contact us by e-mail. We have also provided an online referral form on the HFS Web site. We look forward to hearing from you!