Quality supports

Disability Rights of West Virginia filed a complaint in federal court March 17, accusing the state of intentionally delaying Medicaid fair hearing requests during the pendency of a class-action lawsuit challenging its practices concerning Medicaid-funded, long-term services for people with...
Disability advocates are voicing opposition to a new policy brief, distributed by the House Republican Leadership last month, which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and slash Medicaid-funded services for people with disabilities.
Mr. Jones, a 55-year-old man with schizophrenia, is a former detainee at the Multnomah County Detention Center, in Portland, Oregon. One day, Mr. Jones refused a staff deputy’s order to shower and allegedly charged at him. Rather than calling for backup, the deputy subsequently Tasered Mr. Jones in...
Many people feel like the training requirements for individual providers are too difficult, and contribute to a shortage of providers for people with disabilities. This bill reduces training requirements for providers who work 300 hours or less annually and provide respite care.
The Alliance to End Sexual Violence in Long Term Care supports advocates who work with long-term care resident survivors of sexual violence. The project is a collaboration between Disability Rights Washington, the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, and the Washington State Long-Term...

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