What is an inquiry?

  • An inquiry is an act of asking for information.
  • An inquiry process allows the North Dakota Olmstead Commission (NDOC) to communicate with you about the issue and help you contact the right agency. 
  • NDOC cannot solve the problem for you. We can connect you with the most appropriate resources that might be able to help you. 

What should I do before filing an inquiry?

  • Before you file an inquiry, you should try to get help through other resources.
  • If you need help getting disability-related services, you can check with other agencies and organizations listed here.

Who can use the inquiry process?

  • People with disabilities
  • People advocating on behalf of someone with a disability

How do I file an inquiry?

  • If you have already tried getting help from other organizations or agencies, you can fill out this form North Dakota Olmstead Inquiry, and someone will contact you.

What happens after I submit the form?

  • NDOC staff will read your information.
  • There will be an initial screening assessment to gather more information about the nature of the Olmstead violation alleged.
  • The scope of an investigation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • NDOC may contact the entities involved, as well as individuals that may be able to provide information to further the investigation.
  • We may contact you for more information. If you prefer to have your identity kept confidential, there may be a limit to how we can assist in your inquiry.

What can't the inquiry process do?

  • The inquiry process is not legal advice.
  • NDOC cannot represent you, but we will review your concern and connect you with resources as appropriate.
  • The inquiry process cannot help you get the services you might need. If you need help finding disability-related services, we list many resources here.