1166 was signed into law by Governor Charlie
on Thursday, June 03, 2010 at 2:58 PM.
extends its thanks and appreciation to Governor
Charlie Crist, sponsors Senator Thad Altman,
Representative Kelli Stargel, co-sponsor Senator
Ronda Storms, Bryan Vaughn, Executive Director
Florida Governor's Commission on Disabilities,
their staff, and the many supporters and advocates
who worked tirelessly on the passage of this
FDDC in Opposition
to Legislation on Residential Options
Community-based Services, Civil Rights, and Discrimination Issues
Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) sought public
comment for their intent for a proposed
rule change to the Medicaid Home and Community
Based Services (HCBS) Waivers.
following links are letters written by PPP
related to this proposed rule change.
following link is a synopsis of letters written
by members of the FDDC Alternative Residential
Options Work Group to object to the CMS comments.
Thad Altman filed Senate
Bill 1124 and Representative Kelli Stargel
Bill 371 amending s. 419.001, F.S.
Senate and House bills passed through all the
necessary committees. Unfortunately, when the
bill reached the floor of the House, it was
postponed because of a last-minute attachment
of an amendment that did not pertain.
compiled a list
of "talking points" presenting
a rationale for the amendment to s. 419.001,
also wrote to legislators in the Florida
Senate and House urging their support
of these bills.
individuals and families wrote
letters to legislators and to PPP in support
of the amendments.
to Support Planned Residential Communities was
circulated a hostile Alert that misrepresented
the intent of the bill. A hostile iPetition
urging a veto of our legislation was
also started, which censored out dissenting
objective of establishing planned residential
communities met with some very serious obstacles
in the form of proximity issues such as the "Thousand
Foot Rule" contained in Ch. 419.001F.S.
encourage you to explore the documents we've
collected in our efforts to pave the way for
clearing these obstacles so that we can accomplish
Issues sent to us by DSI Supporters
e-Mail to Ed Carraway, Pres. on Dental
Care Issues for people with Developmental Disabilities from
Matt Holder, MD MBA, Executive Director (AADMD)
www.aadmd.org American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry