FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021 PRESS CONTACT: RoseAnn Duplan, 405-409-5781 firstname.lastname@example.org THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES TELLS OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY IMPOSITION OF A 5-YEAR RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE RECEIPT OF HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED WAIVER SERVICES IS NOT PERMITTED Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a formal […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2021 PRESS CONTACT: RoseAnn Duplan 405-409-5781 email@example.com Oklahoma Disability Law Center Praises OCR’s Prompt Investigation into Concerns Oklahoma’s Restrictions on School Mask Mandates May Be Preventing Schools from Meeting Their Legal Obligations to Students with Disabilities. Oklahoma Disability Law Center (ODLC) is pleased with the Office for Civil Rights’ […]
UPDATE 5/19/21: In addition to the legal concerns we identified previously, with further research we now find that HB 2899 also violates the terms set forth by CMS for states receiving increased federal Medicaid money under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. “CMS expects states to demonstrate compliance with section 9817 of the […]
Are you a person with a disability who is having trouble getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Oklahoma? Let us know how we can help!
The U.S. Department of Education issued question-and-answer documents in recent weeks in response to questions the Education Department has received from stakeholders across the country about how to provide services to students with disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Two guidance documents were issued, the first guidance document is aimed at services for older students and […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Brian Wilkerson, Director of Litigation and Legal Services 918-347-5146 firstname.lastname@example.org Oklahoma County Detention Center Reaches Monitoring and Investigation Agreement with Oklahoma Disability Law Center The Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. (ODLC) recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oklahoma County Detention Center (OCDC) to promote […]
Wesley Lowery reports from Oklahoma, with the story of how thousands of people with disabilities are being systematically denied the right to vote. If you have questions about your voting rights, call our Voter Hotline 855-468-VOTE(8683)
Please Note: ODLC is unable to assist prisoners applying for stimulus payments, or provide advice regarding these applications. On September 24, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an injunction, and certified a class of prisoners incarcerated from at least March 27, 2020, that enjoins the U.S. Treasury from withholding Covid-19 stimulus checks […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Brian Wilkerson, Director of Litigation and Legal Services 918-347-5146 email@example.com Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. requests Governor Stitt immediately ensure all future COVID-19 press briefings are accessible for nearly 395,700 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Oklahomans Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. (ODLC) is requesting Governor Stitt and […]
Protecting Beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Benefits ODLC is working in collaboration with the Social Security Administration to monitor representative payees throughout Oklahoma. Through this collaboration, ODLC has expanded protection of Social Security beneficiaries by educating representative payees of their responsibilities and identifying cases of misuse.