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The New DD Act Regulations – Defining Access to Provider Records

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The New DD Act Regulations – Defining Access to Provider Records

September 9, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Eastern Standard Time



This July, the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) released a new final rule for the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act). The new rules provide guidance for implementation of the DD Act by its three enforcement arms in every state and territory which are the Protection & Advocacy agencies, the Councils on Developmental Disabilities, and the University Centers of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Added provisions include a new definition of how “service provider” is interpreted by the Act. The rule also explains how and when a Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agency should have access to service providers, individuals, and records (including electronic communications) when investigating cases of suspected abuse: important pieces of information that every provider should know!

David Hutt, the lead staff attorney on this issue at National Disability Rights Network, will walk through the new regulations, explain what has changed, and what you need to know. Join us on September 9 for this fantastic webinar.


David Hutt, Senior Staff Attorney, National Disability Rights Network

David currently works on P&A authority, and issues involving P&A investigations of abuse and neglect of individuals with disabilities. He also provides employment law training and technical assistance for the Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) program, and works on issues related to the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

David also worked to develop and manage the Social Security Administration Representative Payee Review Project for NDRN, and provided training and technical assistance on vocational rehabilitation to the P&A and Client Assistant Program. Prior to joining NDRN, David was a staff attorney at Legal Services of Central New York, dealing with cases involving employment discrimination, vocational rehabilitation, Medicaid, consumer debt, and accessibility issues under the PABSS, CAP, and Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights programs. He was lead counsel in a successful employment discrimination trial in federal court under the PABSS program. He also advised clients on various return to work issues such as social security benefits planning, the Ticket to Work program, and self-advocacy with the New York State vocational rehabilitation agency.


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  • Non-member: $129

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