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.
907 KAR 8:040 and 907 KAR 8:045 are new Medicaid regulations related to OT, PT, and Speech services. The regulations were filed with the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) in December. Any interested person may file comments about the regulations with LRC. Written comments will be accepted until close of business on February 1, 2016. Comments should be addressed to:
Mailing Address: Office of Legal Services, 275 East Main Street 5 W-B, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601,
Phone: (502) 564-7905,
Fax: (502) 564-7573.
The regulations can be found here:
P&A’s comments on 907 KAR 8:040 can be found here: P&A Comments
P&A did not submit comments on 907 KAR 8:045.___________________________________________________________
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) 94, the 2016 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.___________________________________________________________________________
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.
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