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Getting Answers: legislation to improve consumer protection for wheelchair users



(WGGB/WSHM) - Western Mass News is getting answers as Massachusetts lawmakers are working to pass a bill that would strengthen protections for wheelchair users in the state as many often find themselves in need of repairs without a replacement.

“I would not have any other option than going to an old manual chair or staying in bed because if I don’t have the chair, it will take forever to repair,” said Carmen Rosado.

Parents with kids with disabilities

Stavros is reaching out to all about our consumers to contact your representatives and senators to protect the rights of parents with children with disabilities.

Ask your representatives and senators to vote for.H.1711/S.1083:
“An Act prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in Family and Juvenile Court proceedings”.

The US Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services entered into a settlement agreement with Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) to address disability discrimination.

Abuse of the elders in nursing homes

Most of us have heard horrible stories about elders being physically and sexually abused in nursing homes. The Atty. Gen.’s office wants to make the perpetrators pay for these heinous crimes! Below you will see additional fines for criminals who abuse elders in nursing homes. In addition we have attached testimony in support of this bill.

Asset Recovery Program

Dear colleagues,

I’m writing to bring you up to date on the Estate Recovery bills. First, thanks to all of you who reached out to your state representatives and senators in support of both bills when they were in the Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing.

Our combined efforts paid off and both bills were merged and reported out favorably to House Ways and Means. You can find a quick link here.