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DHS news release

November 4, 2005


Contact: Tom Towslee (503) 947-5207
Program contact: Becky Murphy (503) 945-6617


People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday



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


When: Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A time for public testimony is scheduled for 9:20 a.m. with a time limit of three minutes per person. If special accommodation is needed, please give 48-hour advance notice.


Where: Seniors and People with Disabilities Conference Room, first floor, Human Services Building, 500 Summer Street N.E., Salem. (Members are participating via conference call.)


Agenda: DHS issues update, subcommittee reports, and the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) update.


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


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."