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DHS news release

March 3, 2006

Program contact: Becky Murphy (503) 945-6617

Media contact: Trish Neiworth (503) 945-5922

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

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

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2006, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A time for public testimony is scheduled for 12:45 p.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: Room 352, Human Services Building, 500 Summer Street NE, Salem. (Members are participating via video conference.)

Agenda: Department of Human Services/Seniors and People with Disabilities update and Independent Choices Proposed Rules.

For a copy of the complete agenda or to be included for public input 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.

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."