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May 13, 2021 - Quarterly Business Meeting by videoconference

Thursday, May 13, 2021


2:00 – 2:05 PM Welcome and Call to Order

  • Roll Call
  • Acceptance of Agenda
  • March minutes 

VOTE 1 – Acceptance of the meeting agenda

VOTE 2 – Acceptance of the draft minutes of the March 11, 2021 Council Meeting

2:05 – 2:15 PM Chairman’s Report

2:15 – 2:20 PM Executive Director Report

2:20 – 2:35 PM Executive Committee Report

  • Governance Representative Report
  • Finance Representative Report

VOTE 3 – Acceptance of financial report on status of funds (March 31, 2021)

VOTE 4 – Acceptance of policy project budget reallocation as follows: $65k for a project on involuntary institutionalization during / as a result of the pandemic; $65k for a project on the use of QALYs by states; shifting from $20k to $0 for the Medical Curriculum / MUPS project.

2:35 – 3:20 PM Policy Project Updates, Remainder FY21

  • Accessible Medical and Diagnostic Equipment Report
  • IDD Medicaid-Dental Reimbursement Project
  • 2021 Progress Report (COVID–19)
  • Disparate Treatment of Puerto Rican Residents with Disabilities Report 
    • Speakers:
      • Betzaida Ramos Charriez
      • Carol Salas Pagan
      • Carmen Ramos

3:20 – 4:00 PM State Advocacy Highlight: Jaguar Jumps (Post High
School Advancement for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Speakers:
    • Ann Jackson, PT, DPT, MPH
    • Angela Szczepanik-Sanchez, M.Ed., M.S.Ed.
    • Roberta OShea PT PhD DPT

4:00 – 4:20 PM Updates on Themes Projects

  • Medically Underserved Population Designation & Disability Cultural Competency Curriculum 
  • Use of Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALYs) as a Barrier to Health Care Access 
  • Rationing and Denying Health Care to People with Disabilities 
  • Medicaid Portability   
  • Fostering Job Growth for People with Disabilities through the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program  
  • Pursuing Better Data and Federal Guidance Regarding Sexual Assault of Students with Disabilities

4:20 – 4:35 PM Report out on May 4, 2021 Health Equity Convening

4:35 – 5:00 PM Schedule of 2021 Council Meetings Unfinished business

5:00 PM Adjourn 

VOTE 5 – Adjourn

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