2012 ADAPT 01-25 Protest in Harrisburg
Recently the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) announced their intent to drastically change the way consumer directed services are provided under the Fiscal Management Services (FMS) portion of the person directed personal assistance model. PA ADAPT, as Pennsylvanians and consumers, also worries about producing cost saving solutions to our state’s poor economy; however, this obvious depreciation of services that directly impacts our lives is unacceptable.
PA ADAPT demands that the RFA process be stopped until it can be rewritten to include principles of consumer control in its design. Nothing about us without us! Consumers need to be part of the writing process. PA ADAPT demands that Pennsylvania ensures significant ongoing stakeholder input in the development of contract requirements and program design.
PA ADAPT demands that two FMS entities be selected per region to ensure that consumers have a choice. Plus, at least one entity per region needs to be consumer controlled.
PA ADAPT demands that at least three consumer stakeholders be included in the review process to select the FMS entities.
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