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Capitol Correspondence - 05.18.21

This Week: National Council on Disability Webinar on Accessible Medical Equipment

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Our members have shared with us that they have trouble obtaining needed medical care for individuals they support because certain medical equipment is not physically accessible. To keep our members informed of broader policy discussions on this topic, we share this announcement by the National Council on Disability:

The National Council on Disability invites you join a policy briefing and discussion of its forthcoming report:

Enforceable Accessible Medical Equipment Standards: A Necessary Means to Address Health Care Needs of People with Mobility Disabilities

May 20, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, EDT

This briefing will be held via Zoom meeting platform.

Speakers Include:

  • Andrés Gallegos, Chairman, National Council on Disability
  • Dave Yanchulis, Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
  • Robinsue Frohboese, Acting Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights
  • Alyse Bass, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
  • Clarette Yen, Attorney Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
  • Peter Thomas, Principal at Powers Law Firm and coordinator of the ITEM Coalition
  • Sarah Triano, Senior Director of Policy & Innovation, Complex Care, Centene Corporation

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Please let us know of any accommodations requests as soon as possible by sending an email
to Kimie Eacobacci at [email protected].”