Capitol Correspondence - 01.29.18

ACL RFI on Opioids and People with Disabilities

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The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), which is a branch of the Administration on Community Living (ACL), has issued a Request for Information on the effect of the opioids epidemic on people with disabilities.

According to the NIDILRR press release:

“NIDILRR is seeking input on the following areas related to the opioid public health emergency and people with disabilities. People with disabilities often experience chronic pain and, as a result, sometimes use opioids to address their pain. We are interested in understanding: 1) whether people with disabilities have been diagnosed and are being treated for an opioid use disorder, and 2) are clinics or community organizations observing a sizeable population of people with disabilities seeking treatment for opioid use disorder? If so, are current treatment strategies adequate and, if applicable, how is your organization adapting treatment strategies for people with disabilities?”

Please click here to see the full RFI. Comments are due on February 20, 2018 and may be emailed to [email protected].

If you have questions on the process of responding to an RFI, please email ANCOR’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Sarah Meek at [email protected]. Sarah will be covering the Trump Administration affairs until April 2018, during the maternity leave of Esme Grant Grewal, our Vice President of Government Relations who usually handles Administration topics.