Substitute for HB 2170 will be voted on THIS WEEK in the full Kansas House. This bill finally addresses the concerns of parents and the disability community regarding the use of the dangerous tactics of restraint and seclusion in public schools.
We have been trying for 10 years to get these problems addressed. This bill will finally adequately address this problem. This bill is a compromise. The underlying policy was originally written by staff at the Kansas State Department of Education. The bill is based on the current regulations, but it fixes the flaws in that policy. It provides the statutory structure to effectively address this problems once and for all.
On January 3, 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-7 addressing the income tax treatment of certain payments to an individual care provider under a state Home and CommunityBased Services Waiver (Medicaid waiver) program.
The notice provides that the IRS will treat “qualified Medicaid waiver payments” as difficulty of care payments excludable from gross income under § 131 of the Internal Revenue Code.
For purposes of the notice, qualified Medicaid waiver payments are payments by a state, a political subdivision of a state, or a certified Medicaid provider under a Medicaid waiver program to an individual care provider for nonmedical support services provided under a plan of care to an individual (whether related or unrelated) living in the individual care provider’s home.
The Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) program awards and encourages a young adult with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26 who is dedicated to positively affecting the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. The program also supports an innovative project developed by the recipient to serve and empower individuals with disabilities.
It’s time to get covered for 2015. The final Open Enrollment deadline to sign up for 2015 coverage is Feb. 15. If people miss that deadline, they will likely have to wait to sign up for coverage until the next open enrollment season, with coverage starting in 2016.
As we near the deadline for Open Enrollment, we encourage you to join the millions of Americans who have already gotten affordable, high quality health coverage through the Marketplace and get covered today.
The Self Advocacy Coalition of Kansas (SACK) received notice from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) last evening that their grant funding will not be renewed or extended past June 30, 2015.
TOPEKA, Kan. -- On Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) was notified by Amerigroup that a cyber-attack of its parent company, Anthem, may have affected people enrolled in KanCare, Kansas’ Medicaid program.
KDHE is working collaboratively with Amerigroup to understand the impact of the cyber-attack, and to ensure any affected KanCare members receive the required notification. Amerigroup’s parent company, Anthem, will provide credit monitoring services to anyone affected.
The NIDRR-funded University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System Center (UAB-SCIMS) announced a new Primary Care Provider Resource.
This website offers information and tools to support primary care providers as they consider the unique medical needs of their patients with SCI, including managing common secondary medical complications.
Starting March 16, 2015, Social Security Administration field offices around the country will stay open for an extra hour every weekday except Wednesday.
- Resource Central - Joanna O'Connor with Parsons Recreation Commission
- KSYLF extends deadline for delegate applications to Feb. 2
- Deadline extended for Ms. Wheelchair Kansas entries to Feb. 9
- Persons with disabilities strive to drive motorcycles
- Mother, daughter grateful for donations for accessible van
- Resource Central - CRO of Hope Updates with Melinda Wyan
- Census Bureau: Mobility is most common disability among older Americans
- Gift guide for individuals living with paralysis now available online