Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc. (ODLC) and ACLU of Oklahoma (ACLU -OK) Welcome the Department of Justice investigation into Oklahoma’s Failing Mental Health Services System and Oklahoma City Police Department’s Response to Mental Health Crises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2022  MEDIA CONTACTS: RoseAnn Duplan, ODLC 405-409-5781 roseann@okdlc.org Cassidy Fallik, ACLU of Oklahoma 913-748-1278 cfallik@acluok.org OKLAHOMA CITY – ODLC and ACLU-OK were pleased to hear the Justice Department announcement that it has opened an investigation into the State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD).  Earlier this […]

Disability Advocates Respond to Investment to Clear Waiting List for Services

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dena Drabek, The Arc of Oklahoma DDrabek@TheArcOK.org; (405) 590-5889   Disability Advocates Respond to Investment to Clear Waiting List for Services   OKLAHOMA CITY (May 17, 2022) – The Oklahoma Legislature and Department of Human Services (DHS) announced a historic investment of $32.5 million to support Oklahomans with intellectual and developmental […]

Let’s Talk About the Waiting List

We spoke with Andy Moore and his co-hosts at “Let’s Pod This” about the Waiting List for HCBS waivers and the report released by the Legislative Office of Fiscal Transparency.  If you have questions or need more information please call us! 800-880-7755

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2021 PRESS CONTACT: RoseAnn Duplan, 405-409-5781 roseann@okdlc.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 […]

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2021 PRESS CONTACT: RoseAnn Duplan 405-409-5781 roseann@okdlc.org 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’ […]

HB 2899 DURATION OF RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR HCBS

  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 […]

The U.S. Department of Education Issued Additional Guidance to Address Special Ed Issues Related to COVID-19

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 […]

Oklahoma County Detention Center Reaches Monitoring and Investigation Agreement with Oklahoma Disability Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 27, 2020 PRESS CONTACT: Brian Wilkerson, Director of Litigation and Legal Services 918-347-5146 brian@okdlc.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 […]