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Senator Schumer

On April 7, 2017, Senator Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Disability Integration Act! This legislation is intended to assure that people with disabilities can live in the community rather than be forced into nursing facilities and other institutions.

This ground-breaking legislation establishes statutory civil rights language – comparable to the ADA – which requires public entities and Long Term Service and Supports insurance providers to change their policies, provide community-based services first, and offer HCBS to people currently in institutions.