Recent information and news that matters to Disability Rights California.
DRC’s report shines a much-needed light on the current practice of inadequate supervision and standards that lead to increased risk of death or injury from restraint chair use.
Disability Rights California and Justice in Aging jointly submitted comments opposing proposed changes by the federal Centers for Medicaid Medicare Services to the Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program. DRC’s comments align with many other disability rights organizations, nationwide, and call for a complete withdrawal of the proposed rule or that the proposal be significantly rewritten.
On May 2, 2020, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an All Facilities Letter (20-38.1) to the State’s health facilities regarding the allowance of support people to accompany patients with disabilities.
We appreciate and recognize the enormous challenge associated with economic and budgetary impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenge that it presents to maintain services for those who have been most impacted by the pandemic itself, such as persons with disabilities, the elderly, persons of color and low-income individuals and families.
Disability Rights California, Justice in Aging, and the National Health Law Program write to express our strong opposition to the wholesale elimination of ADHC/CBAS and MSSP programs proposed in Governor Newsom’s May Revise.
Affordable Housing Month invites us to think about the importance of housing access, affordability, and inclusion for all people who need it.
This survey is to gain further insight for the response during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak for people with disabilities. If you are a family member, please fill out this information about the person with a disability, not yourself.
Although the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSHA) issued some guidance to homeless assistance providers on March 18, 2020, shelters are not complying.
To ensure individuals with disabilities have access to the items they need.
At its meeting on April 6, 2020, the Judicial Council adopted an emergency court rule that effectively stops all evictions, other than those necessary to protect public health and safety, for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency.