Investigation sought against State of Kansas for possible ADA violations
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights officials have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether the State of Kansas is in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.
The HHS Office of Civil Rights Regional Manager, Ralph Rouse, sought the investigation after determining the impossibility of a voluntary agreement between the State and HHS.
Prior to making the request with the Justice Department, Rouse met with Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and other State officials.
According to the Kansas City Business Journal: The Journal-World reports that 3,500 Kansans with physical disabilities are on a waiting list for assistance, with many on the list for three or more years.
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