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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Kan. officials to discuss disabled waiting list

  • Two top officials in Gov. Sam Brownback's administration are preparing to make an announcement about the waiting list faced by hundreds of physically disabled Kansans seeking in-home services.
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  • Two top officials in Gov. Sam Brownback's administration are preparing to make an announcement about the waiting list faced by hundreds of physically disabled Kansans seeking in-home services.
    Lt. Gov. Jeff Coyer and Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan planned a Statehouse news conference Monday. The administration didn't provide details before the event.
    Advocates have filed complaints based on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states must provide services to people with disabilities. Earlier this year, negotiations broke down between the Brownback administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and HHS forwarded the waiting list complaints to the Justice Department.
    Sullivan told legislators in September that the state is trying to clean up the waiting lists to determine who still needs services.
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