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2021 General Election Information

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2021 General Election Information

Información sobre las elecciones generales de 2021
 

Eviction Moratorium Information

Please note if you have been affected by the ending of the eviction moratorium we are unable to assist with this issue. Please call:

Intermountain Fair Housing Council

4696 W. Overland Rd., Suite 140
Boise, Idaho 83705

Get directions

1-208-383-0695 or 1-800-717-0695

contact@ifhcidaho.org

 

Idaho Legal Aid

Apply for Help: Apply for our services by phone, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time), by calling: (208) 746-7541.

Phone intake is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). However, you may click here to apply online at any time.

DRI comments lead to changes in Idaho’s Crisis Standards of Care Guidance

Click here to download the PDF version of this post. On September 15, 2021, Idaho activated Crisis Standards of Care (“CSC”) statewide in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and overwhelming surge on Idaho’s healthcare system. Crisis standards of care are guidelines that help healthcare providers and systems prioritize and triage delivery of care during extraordinary circumstances of an overwhelming disaster or public health emergency. The very fact that these guidelines were implemented represents an unprecedented and unwanted point in our state’s history. On behalf of all Idahoans with disabilities, DRI wrote to Governor Little on September 28, 2021 urging that … Continue reading DRI comments lead to changes in Idaho’s Crisis Standards of Care Guidance

El siguiente gran paso para la nueva herramienta de presupuesto está aquí: ¡Nuevas reglas de Medicaid!

(View this post in English.) La nueva herramienta de presupuesto estará disponible en junio de 2022. Antes de eso, Medicaid de Idaho todavía tiene trabajo que hacer para prepararlo. El próximo gran paso está por venir. Medicaid de Idaho hará nuevas reglas para que pueda usar la nueva herramienta. Para hacer esas reglas, Medicaid de Idaho tiene que recibir sus comentarios. Eso comienza el próximo mes, 2021 de noviembre. Medicaid llevará a cabo algo llamado “elaboración de reglas negociadas” para obtener sus comentarios. Usted puede leer el borrador de reglas que Medicaid de Idaho quiere hacer aquí. Puede compartir sus … Continue reading El siguiente gran paso para la nueva herramienta de presupuesto está aquí: ¡Nuevas reglas de Medicaid!

The next big step for the new budget tool is here: new Medicaid rules!

(View this message on the web in English.) (Ver esta publicación en español.) The new budget tool is coming in June 2022. Before then, Idaho Medicaid still has work to do to get it ready. The next big step is coming up. Idaho Medicaid will make new rules so it can use the new tool. To make those rules, Idaho Medicaid has to get your feedback. That starts next month, November 2021. Medicaid will hold something called “negotiated rulemaking” to get your comments. You can read the draft rules that Idaho Medicaid wants to make here.   You can share … Continue reading The next big step for the new budget tool is here: new Medicaid rules!

2021 General Election Information

Click the following link to download the PDF containing 2021 General Election Information: 2021 General Election Information Información sobre las elecciones generales de 2021

Why should you vote?

Because as Valerie says “We can make something better” for voters will all disabilities, including those with mental illness. Click here to read the full article: https://www.ndrn.org/story/we-can-make-something-better/

DisAbility Rights Idaho and Idaho Federation of Families Present: Accessing Mental Health Treatment

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Over 323,000 Federal Student Loan Borrowers to Receive $5.8 Billion in Automatic Total and Permanent Disability Discharges

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Funding for Emergency Rental Assistance

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Notice of Monitor at Grand Teton Residential Treatment Center

DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A).  Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities.  Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act (PAIMI), 42 U.S.C. §10801; and, Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR), 20 U.S.C. §794e.  Since our establishment in 1977, we have visited facilities/service providers across the state to monitor the … Continue reading Notice of Monitor at Grand Teton Residential Treatment Center

Confidentiality in Mental Health Sessions

DisAbility Rights Idaho and Idaho Federation of Families present: Minors’ Rights in Mental Health Treatment Click here to download a PDF explaining confidentiality in youth mental health sessions Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is conducting a survey of youth who view this video about Confidentiality in Mental Health Sessions. Please click below link to provide feedback. Thank you! https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/4DzamU9

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