INARF received the message below from Joe Moser, Medicaid Director, State of Indiana. This is of high importance as it pertains to CoreMMIS deployment.
Retiring Indiana Senator Patricia Miller was honored as the 2016 INARF Lifetime Achievement award winner by the statewide association of providers of services to people with disabilities.
Steve Lyman of Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, P.C has provided the following update concerning the preliminary injunction on the Department of Labor's Overtime Rule:
First Steps Update
In October, INARF met with FSSA Secretary John Wernert to discuss the First Steps Early Intervention program which is administered by the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS). During that meeting, the possibility of moving the First Steps Program to another FSSA Division was discussed at some length. It is my understanding that First Steps will remain in DDRS and no further discussion on this topic with FSSA is needed at this time. Please feel free to contact Steve Cook or Katy Stafford-Cunningham should you have any questions regarding this information.
DOL Wage & Hour Opinion
Last week the Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division issued an opinion interpreting how state laws prohibiting the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities effect the enforcement of Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA).