Public Policy Advocacy News Updates

October 2020

The Council on Developmental Disabilities staff have participated in group conference calls organized by KY Protection and Advocacy to advocate for the health and safety of individuals with developmental disabilities who may contract COVID-19 and require hospitalization for care.  Specifically, this group is working in a collaborative manner to clarify the Crisis Standards of Care (CSOS) and Strategies of Scarece Resource Situations (SSRS) to confirm safeguards and non-discrimination practices are in place through Kentucky's hospitals and medical facilities.  Detailed letters with recommendations for policy changes have been submitted to Governor Beshear's office.  This office has shown receptiveness thus far to the group's suggestions and a response from the most recent correspondence is pending.