Capitol Correspondence - 12.20.22

ANCOR Joins Letter in Support of Ban on Electroshock Devices

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This week, ANCOR joined a letter from the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities’ Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force asking Congressional leaders to include a ban on electroshock devices used as behavioral control on people with disabilities in the end-of-year FY 2023 funding package.

A ban on electroshock devices was included in legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and also included in legislation that cleared the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, but was ultimately left out of a larger legislative package that passed Congress earlier this year. The letter called on Congress to continue the work the House and Senate committees began and include the ban in the final omnibus spending legislation that is currently being negotiated.