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DHS news release

Dec. 8, 2005


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


People with Disabilities Advisory Committee meets December 15



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


When: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


A time for public testimony is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. A time limit of three minutes per person is in place. If special accommodation is needed, please give a 48-hour advance notice.


Where: Seniors and People with Disabilities Conference Room, 1st Floor, Human Services Building, 500 Summer Street NE, Salem. (Members are participating via conference call.)


Agenda: Department of Human Services/Seniors and People with Disabilities update, upcoming rules, and the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) update.


Contact Becky Murphy at Becky.Murphy@state.or.us.or or (503) 945-6617, or toll-free (800) 282-8096; TTY: (503) 945-5933 or (800) 358-3117 for a copy of the complete agenda 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."