After Rising Discrimination, Lawmakers Tackle Bill To Protect The Medical Rights Of People With Disabilities

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The pandemic has laid bare a problem in Oregon hospitals: People with disabilities suffer discrimination in hospitals to the point that they’re not always given access to the full gamut of medical care. 

Disabled Oregonians Earn Right to Save as State Moves to Approve Able Act

The bill expanding the state’s 529 savings accounts to people with disabilities is about to clear the Legislature, providing a way for families as well as individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities to save for their basic needs without running afoul of federal restrictions on assets when they receive state services.

When Sen. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, was 9 years old, she wanted a cat. But her parents didn’t just give her the feline.

Advocates Push for Better Protection of Children with Disabilities

The Lund Report
Abuse prevention programs, and oversight regarding the use of restraints might mitigate disproportionate rates of abuse, they say

April 12, 2013 – Just under 12,000 reports of child abuse or neglect were substantiated by the state of Oregon in 2011, with 80 percent of those incidents involving a family member, according to the 2011 Child Welfare Data Book released by the state's Department of Human Services.

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