Presidential Proclamation -- International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2014
Kentucky P&A was one of the three P&As (there are a total of 57 protection & advocacy systems across the country) honored at the 2013 Annual Conference sponsored by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), the umbrella organization to which all 57 P&As belong.
NDRN’s mission is to promote the integrity and capacity of the P&A and CAP national network and to advocate for the enactment and vigorous enforcement of laws protecting civil and human rights of people with disabilities.
P&A was presented the National Association of Secretary of States Medallion Award on 5/23/2014 “for achievement in making voting accessible in the Commonwealth of Kentucky”.
To protect and promote the rights of Kentuckians with disabilities through legally based individual and systemic advocacy, and education.
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.
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.
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.
DMS PUBLISHES HCBS TRANSITION PLAN PUBLIC NOTICE
The Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services has published a public notice seeking comments on its Statewide Transition Plan for All Home and Community-Based Services waivers. The Transition Plan is in response to changes in the federal rules for waivers. You can read the Notice here; you can view the Transition Plan here; and you can submit written comments to CMSfinalHCBRule@ky.gov or by mailing comments by December 5, 2014 to:
Department for Medicaid Services
HCB Final Rule Statewide Transition Plan
275 E. Main Street, 6W-A
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
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