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DHS news release

Dec. 12, 2006

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

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

Who: People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC)

What: Public meeting

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 9 a.m. to noon. (A time for public testimony is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. A time limit of three minutes per person is in place.)

Where: District 3 Small Conference Room, 3420 Cherry Avenue NE, Suite 110, Salem, Oregon, 97303. (Members are participating via video conference.)

Agenda items include Medicare Modernization Act update, staff updates, and 04AD legislative agenda overview. 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 should 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."