Navigation Links
Georgia to Offer More Community Living Alternatives for Individuals With Disabilities
Date:7/2/2008

eorgia Advocacy Office, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Legal Services Program, and the Disability Law and Policy Center of Georgia. The complaints alleged that, in violation of the ADA, Georgia has failed to treat individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs -- the setting that enables persons with disabilities to interact with people without disabilities to the fullest extent possible. "In this voluntary compliance agreement with the Federal Government, Georgia promises a serious effort to end the illegal segregation of its citizens with disabilities and to provide appropriate community alternatives," said Sue Jamieson, the attorney with the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, who originally filed the Olmstead case, which arose in Georgia. "If the agreement results in long overdue residential supports and other needed community services, it could finally begin to heal the wounds we have all suffered from institutionalizing people who should be our neighbors."

Georgia's implementation of the settlement agreement will rely, in part, on a $44 million dollar Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Grant, which was awarded to the state by the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on June 30, 2008. This grant will allow Georgia to "rebalance" its Medicaid program away from long-term institutional care to one that offers individuals the option to live in the community. Experts from HHS' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will also work with Georgia officials to develop its community mental health system to carry out the requirements of the agreement.

"This settlement is a model for states in meeting their ADA obligations to eliminate unlawful institutionalization and provide adequate community alternatives," said OCR Director Winston Wilkinson. "To combat ongoing disability discrimination, the HHS Office for Civil Rights will continue i
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Proposed Congressional Legislation Would Cut $143 Million from the Medicare Advantage Program in Georgia
2. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Introduces New Individual Products
3. Lung Cancer Alliance Praises State Senate Action in Georgia
4. AARP Georgia Key Vote News Alert
5. Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, West Virginia, and Maryland Declare April 25th Parental Alienation Awareness Day
6. EDS Returns to Georgia With $391 Million Medicaid Win
7. American Pacific Director, Fred D. Gibson, Jr., Continues Funding Georgia Tech Endowment
8. Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Appoints New CEO
9. Georgia Kids Kick Butts on April 2
10. Wellness Initiative for 2008 Tour de Georgia Presented by AT&T Led by New Partnership With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
11. Atlanta Falcons Linebacker Keith Brooking Prepares to Run for Something Better at ING Georgia Marathon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... The 2nd annual Ride to Fight ... Memphis on October 3, 2015. The Ride to Fight On is a cycling fundraiser ... Methodist Healthcare, The West Clinic and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... at its new True North Conference Center. The medical community, social workers, law ... community may be more aligned in the effort to better understand and combat ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 2015 , ... M3 USA MDLinx.com, source of the Smartest Doc Board Exam ... , The additions of Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology round out an already robust ... the exam easy and painless. MDLinx offers thousands of board-exam style questions and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... According to an article ... see if they could reach a consensus on the steps that need to be ... the group reached 90 percent consensus on a series of steps that each surgeon ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Cosmetic Town has ... alike on various plastic surgery procedures including, but not limited to, abdominoplasty, blepharoplasty, ... procedures like Botox and fillers. , Staying up to date with the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:West Cancer Center Announces 2nd Annual Ride to Fight On 2Health News:West Cancer Center Announces 2nd Annual Ride to Fight On 3Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 3Health News:MDLinx Offers Three New Board Exam Prep Courses - Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology 2Health News:MDLinx Offers Three New Board Exam Prep Courses - Gastroenterology, Pulmonology and Allergy/Immunology 3Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Article on Plastic Surgery Consensus Highlights the Duties of Veteran Plastic Surgeons, says Beverly Hills Physicians 3Health News:Cosmetic Town: Now Providing Interactive And Vital Medical Knowledge 2
... reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to ... A simple blood test early in life could identify ... high cholesterol levels and greatly increases the risk of ... , Drug treatment could eventually be started to reduce ...
... Sept. 13 Arrow International,Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRO ) ... today on the WHITE proxy card for its planned ... to re-elect the Arrow Board of,Directors, who are committed ... of Arrow common stock to shareholders once the,merger is ...
... value of Basic and Standard,Options, WASHINGTON, Sept. ... reliability and value from the Blue Cross,and Blue ... Program or FEP(R)) in 2008., FEP health ... for,FEP BlueVisionSM will stay essentially unchanged from last ...
... Services:, WHO: Kenneth Moritsugu, M.D. M.P.H., Acting U.S Surgeon ... M.D., F.A.A.P., President, American ... Schneider, J.D., Acting Assistant Secretary, HHS ... Elizabeth Cotsworth, Director, Office of Radiation and Indoor ...
... shows , , THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- The HIV ... of sexual partners, U.S. researchers report. , More than half ... 2005 were among gay men, a team at the University ... in five gay men living in cities may be HIV-positive. ...
... CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 13 Building and ... in organizational success. It begins,with setting up a ... people, properly communicating goals and maintaining frequent,contact with ... that meets both,organizational and personal goals. The Best ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels 2Health News:Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels 3Health News:Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors 2Health News:Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors 3Health News:Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors 4Health News:Federal Employee Program Maintains Low Health Premiums In 2008 2Health News:Federal Employee Program Maintains Low Health Premiums In 2008 3Health News:Acting Surgeon General Announces National Initiatives to Protect Children by Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke 2Health News:Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate 2Health News:Number of Partners Doesn't Explain Gay HIV Rate 3Health News:Best Practice Database: Complimentary Excerpt of Three Sales Force Excellence Studies 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015  Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that ... a warning letter to C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of ... strides to correct violations the agency found at two of ... after the FDA cited them during Inspectional Observations that occurred ... Tempe, AZ , location and on October ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31, 2015 RnRMarketResearch.com adds ... research report that provides an overview of syringes ... sourced from in-house databases, secondary and primary research. ... market products pipeline spread across 124 pages, talking ... tables and 5 figures is now available at ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... According to a new market research report " Sterilization ... Filtration, E-beam, Gamma), Services (Onsite & Offsite), Consumables (Indicators, Detergents, ... 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, The Sterilization Equipment Market is expected ... CAGR of 7.6%.from 2015 to 2020. Browse ... and 37 F igures spread ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 2Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 3Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 4Syringes and Needles Market Products Pipeline Review 2015 Report 5Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 2Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 3Sterilization Equipment Market is Expected to Reach USD 6.1 Billion by 2020 4
... , STAMFORD, Conn. , Jan. 27 ... and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) approval has been received for the ... in the U.S.  A fully automated digital table and upright ... comparison to other general radiographic systems*.  It also includes special design ...
... , LAS VEGAS , ... of research and an extensive open-label weight loss study, ... Livea® , a doctor-developed, non-prescription, patent-pending appetite-control supplement that is ... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/NY44298 ) , New research in neuropeptides ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Now Approved: Fujifilm's FDR AcSelerate Direct Digital DR System 2Now Approved: Fujifilm's FDR AcSelerate Direct Digital DR System 3Now Approved: Fujifilm's FDR AcSelerate Direct Digital DR System 4WellWorld Science(R) Announces U.S. Launch of Livea(R),a Safe and Natural Appetite Control Supplement 2WellWorld Science(R) Announces U.S. Launch of Livea(R),a Safe and Natural Appetite Control Supplement 3WellWorld Science(R) Announces U.S. Launch of Livea(R),a Safe and Natural Appetite Control Supplement 4
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: