UCP Central PA Advocates for the Independence, Full Citizenship, Development, and Support of Individuals with Disabilities

UCP of Central Pennsylvania is an advocate for federal and state legislation and initiatives that promote the independence, full citizenship, development, and support of people with disabilities.

Promoting Independence, Full Citizenship, Development and Support

To that end, we encourage site visitors to join us in advancing our efforts to secure equal and unhindered access to education, employment, transportation, public accommodations, and government services for individuals with disabilities and to support our cause on disability-related issues such as accessibility, equality, and inclusion. We seek meaningful reform through several avenues: legislative advocacy, administrative advocacy, and public awareness and education.

We direct your attention to the following action alerts

The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has issued one new Bulletin. Mental Health Targeted Case Management (TCM) Documentation Requirements (OMHSAS-12-03) was issued on June 14, 2012 and is effective on that date. The Bulletin emphasizes the documentation requirements for Mental Health Targeted Case Management service providers in both the Managed Care and Fee-For- Service Programs.

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The Office of Long Term Living has been addressing problems that occurred over the summer following the transfer of a large number of consumers and their employees from several FMS providers to one serving the western and north central parts of the state. Attendants who did not get paid correctly or on time have complained to the state and asked their legislators to assist them. Officials at DPW have said that they are working to resolve the problem and to determine the cause so it will not happen again.

The Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and the Department of Public Welfare have reached a settlement in the federal class action lawsuit Mosley v. Alexander. The lawsuit dealt with how application, eligibility, notices and appeal rights were handled for the waivers, except the Aging Waiver, administered by the Office of Long Term Living, The settlement will require DPW to make eligibility decisions within 90 days for people who apply for the programs as of September 1, 2012. The Court will hold a hearing on November 27, 2012 to decide whether to approve the Settlement Agreement. The Agreement, including the new phone script and process, is available here .

view summary and the class notice

We also collaborate with various local and state organizations

  • Policy Information Exchange (sponsored by the Developmental Disabilities Council)
  • Disability Rights Network
  • The ARC of Pennsylvania

We encourage you to contact your state and national legislators on issues of importance to you

  • Pennsylvania General Assembly
  • United States House of Representatives
  • United States Senate

Get In Touch

UCP Central PA
55 Utley Drive
Camp Hill, PA 17011 map/directions

Local: 717.737.3477
TTY: 717.737.0158
Toll-Free: 800.998.4827
Fax: 717.975.3333

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