To protect and promote the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities through legally based individual and systemic advocacy, and education.
Who we are and what we do
Protection and Advocacy (P&A) is an independent state agency that was designated by the Governor as the protection and advocacy agency for Kentucky. P&A's staff includes professional advocates and attorneys. We are advocates working together with people who have disabilities to promote and protect their legal rights. Through our information and referral services, we try to answer questions about your rights under disability laws.
Online Intake Form
Kentucky Protection and Advocacy (P&A) is a client-directed agency that protects and promotes the rights of persons with disabilities, created by federal law. The Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Advisory Council, required by federal law and consisting of persons with serious mental illness and their family members, reviewed House Bill (HB) 65, the 2015 proposed Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) bill, and states that the current statutes remain sufficient, emphasizing that AOT is a choice; and that an infrastructure of more voluntary community services/evidence based practices is needed. For more click here.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Statement of the PAIMI Advisory Council
The University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy & Administration reports that it can be beneficial for a state to suspend rather than terminate Medicaid enrollment for individuals involved with the criminal justice system. You can read the report here.
P&A’s HCBS TRANSITION PLAN COMMENTS CAN BE FOUND HERE.
INITIAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THE HCBS TRANSITION PLAN
Go here if you would like to view P&A’s initial thoughts on the Transition Plan. Thank you to the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law and the National Disability Rights Network for helping us with this document.
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013 or the ABLE Act of 2013 passed the US House of Representatives on December 3, 2014 establishing tax-exempt ABLE accounts to assist an individual with a disability in building an account to pay for qualified disability expenses. Additional information can be found at https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/647.