THE NURSE PRACTICES ACT & DISABILITY RIGHTS

By Mel Tanzman, Executive Director On Wednesday March 19, 2014, members of Rochester ADAPT, a national disability rights group fighting for the rights of all people with disabilities to live in the community, initiated an occupation of the offices of the New York State Nurses Association in Albany NY. The...

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Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program (CDPAP)

Submitted by Rob Cicoria, Consumer Advocate The Medicaid funded Consumer-Directed Personal Assistant Program (CDPAP) began around 1970 in New York City, when disabled people who needed high-level care revolted against being involuntarily being put in nursing homes – – their civil rights to the pursuit of happiness were being infringed...

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