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Legislative Day – Briefing Call Friday, February 21 at 1:00 PM

CDPAANYS will be holding a Legislative Day briefing call tomorrow, Friday, February 21, at 1 PM EST. This call will cover: -Specific issues we are fighting for; -General information about the lobbying process; -Addressing individual questions. Please note that the lines will be muted for the first portion of the call. Questions and individual concerns […]

CDPAANYS Budget Analysis for SFY 2014-15

As part of our efforts to educate and inform the Legislature, the Executive and the public about issues of importance to the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance program, the fiscal intermediaries who administer it and the consumers who utilize and run it, CDPAANYS analyzes the budget each year.  The analysis will serve as the basis for […]

Register Now For Legislative Day!

Online registration for Legislative Day on February 25, 2014 in Albany is live!  Your participation is the backbone of CDPAANYS and NYAIL’s advocacy work. Please click here to go to the registration page and share with your staff, consumers, and personal assistants! Talking points, target issues and more will be made available pending release of […]

FLSA Final Rules Released

FLSA Final Rules Released As you have likely seen by now, the final rules on the companionship exemption were issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday.  CDPAANYS has examined the proposed rules on a preliminary basis.  Our initial sentiment is that, while the rules are not as bad as they could have possibly been, […]

CDPAANYS and Civil Rights

At its heart, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) is about an individual’s civil rights.  Olmstead reaffirmed that the warehousing of people with disabilities in nursing homes, adult homes and other institutions when a community-based setting is appropriate.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is premised on the idea that people with disabilities should not face […]