Category Archives: protection and advocacy

Belated Update on Wisconsin Case: ASAN Files Second Amicus Brief for NDY and 13 Other Disability Groups

[This announcement is from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and originally appeared on Feb. 2, 2015.] On Monday January 26, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet, and 13 other disability rights organizations filed a second amicus brief in a case defending the rights of people with disabilities to basic medical care. Disability … Continue reading Belated Update on Wisconsin Case: ASAN Files Second Amicus Brief for NDY and 13 Other Disability Groups

NDY quoted in Pew Trusts’ Stateline: New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation

This week, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline carried an article entitled “New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation.”  The measure described is Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), sometimes also called Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST).  According to the National POLST Paradigm website, POLST originated in 1991, and 14 states had adopted it by … Continue reading NDY quoted in Pew Trusts’ Stateline: New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation

Not Dead Yet Submits Written Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee

As folks who read this blog already know, the Institute of Medicine’s Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee sets aside a portion of its meeting agenda to receive public comments.  At the Committee’s second public meeting, held at Stanford on May 29, DREDF’s Marilyn Golden attended to provide public comments. Not Dead Yet previously submitted written input … Continue reading Not Dead Yet Submits Written Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee

Connecticut: Affidavit of Nancy B. Alisberg in Motion to Intervene in Assisted Suicide Suit

As promised in yesterday’s blog posting, today I’m sharing the affidavit submitted by Nancy B. Alisberg, Managing Attorney at the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) in the OPA’s motion to intervene in Blick v. Division of Criminal Justice.  Alisberg’s affidavit goes into detail about some of the actions she … Continue reading Connecticut: Affidavit of Nancy B. Alisberg in Motion to Intervene in Assisted Suicide Suit

Connecticut: Affidavit of James D. McGaughey in Motion to Intervene in Assisted Suicide Suit

Last week, this blog shared the news that the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA) has filed a motion to intervene in the Connecticut assisted suicide case, Blick v. Division of Criminal Justice.  The motion included several affidavits submitted with the motion to intervene.  Today and tomorrow, I’ll share the … Continue reading Connecticut: Affidavit of James D. McGaughey in Motion to Intervene in Assisted Suicide Suit