The U.S. Department of Justice recently issued a request for comments, in response to Executive Order 13777, which requires federal agencies to to evaluate and implement measures to lower regulatory burdens on the American people.
On August 14, VOR submitted comments.
Click here to VOR's Comments to the DOJ Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently requested submissions and recommendations for how they might improve service in HCBS Waiver settings. VOR's comments focused on the need to expand and improve services for people not well suited to group homes as a way to imporve the services for people for whom those settings might be deemed appropriate.
We provided links to articles in our archives and from newspapers that illustrate VOR's position on these issues. The resources in this article should prove useful to many of our members in making presentations to their representatives, decision makers, and family groups.
All of the links in the footnotes will work once you download the pdf.
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Here are the email addresses of Health LA's for all 50 states (and D.C) Some of the people listed may no longer be working in the office as listed, but they will let you know how to find their successor.
Here are the lists of Health LA's, by state: