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DHS news release

November 1, 2006


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

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Nov. 8

Who: People with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC).

What: Public meeting.

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A time for public testimony is scheduled for 12:50 p.m. A time limit of three minutes per person is in place.

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, Medicare Modernization Act update, and Attendant Reimbursement update.

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, toll-free 800-282-8096; TTY 503-945-5933 or 800-358-3117.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call DHS at 503-945-5935 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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."