Local Voices

June 1, 2016

Rep Dillon introduces Justin and Carl, Chapel Haven students who lobbied legislators to pass SB 294, which establishes procedures for DDS to follow regarding waitlists it maintains for individuals and requires DDS to develop a five- and 10-year plan for each DDS client and provide certain information to individuals with ID and their legal representatives upon request, required regional counsels to implement planning and resource allocation teams, and required DDS and the Department of Social Services to provide at least 90 days' notice to clients with ID before they became ineligible or stopped receiving care.