Disability Integration Act (DIA) Reintroduced

January 15, 2019

Today, CPR was proud to join our disability and aging advocacy colleagues to celebrate the reintroduction of the Disability Integration Act in the U.S. House and Senate.  The DIA is a bipartisan proposal to ensure the full integration of people with disabilities in the community.

The DIA:

  • clarifies that every individual who is eligible for long term services and supports (LTSS) has a federally protected right to a real choice in how they receive services and supports;
  • ensures that states and other LTSS insurance providers deliver services in a manner that allows  individuals to live in the most integrated setting, have maximum control over their services and supports, and lead an independent life;
  • gives states broad latitude to determine how they will secure the right to community living;
  • establishes a comprehensive planning requirement that includes enforceable
  • requires public entities to address the need for affordable, accessible, integrated housing that is independent of service delivery; and establishes stronger, targeted enforcement mechanisms.

You can learn more about the DIA here.