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DHS news release


October 5, 2005


Contact: Tom Towslee (503) 947-5207

Program contact: Becky Murphy (503) 945-6617


People with Disabilities Advisory Committee meets Tuesday and Wednesday



What: Public meeting of the People with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC)


When: Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


A time for public testimony is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday. A time limit of three minutes per person is in place. If special accommodation is needed, please give a 48-hour advance notice.


Where: Salem Inn, 1775 Freeway Court NE, Salem.


Agenda: Oregon Disabilities Commission update, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, and an update on the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA).


Contact Becky Murphy at becky.murphy@state.or.us or (503) 945-6617 (toll-free: 1-800-282-8096 and TTY: 503-945-5933 or 1-800-358-3117) for a copy of the complete agenda and/or to be included for public input.


The mission of DHS People with Disabilities Advisory Committee is "To critically review and promote programs and policies within DHS by advocating, protecting and developing services that are essential for enhancing choice, dignity and independence for people with physical disabilities."