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Provide true and complete information about your coverage and services.

Cooperate with agencies involved in your care.

Provide any financial information required to ensure the continuation of your coverage.

Notify your case manager (CM) if you are ever hospitalized for any reason.

Fully participate in re-evaluations or re-applications when necessary.

Renew your Medicaid eligibility on an annual basis.

Understanding the Laws That Protect You

There are a number of state and federal laws that protect the rights of people with developmental disabilities.  In addition to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal laws, there are state laws that protect you.

The Hawai`i State Legislature created a law to make sure people with developmental disabilities are always treated fairly.  The Hawai`i Revised Statutes (HRS), Section 333F-8 states:

§333F-8  Rights of persons with developmental disabilities or mental retardation.  (a) Persons with developmental disabilities or mental retardation shall have the following rights:

(1)To receive the least restrictive, individually appropriate services,

including a program of activities outside the residence in accordance with the person's Individualized Service Plan (ISP);

(2)To reside in the least restrictive, individually appropriate residential alternative located as close as possible to the person's home community within the State;

(3)To the extent it is individually appropriate as decided after due

consideration afforded the preferences of the person with developmental disabilities or mental retardation, to:

(A)Interact with persons without disabilities in a non-treatment, non-service-oriented setting

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