Two RI DD Events Scheduled For Tuesday, July 30

The special legislative commission studying Rhode Island’s reimbursement system for private providers of developmental disability services and the state’s Division of Developmental Disabilities will each hold separate events the afternoon of Tuesday, July 30.

The commission meeting will feature an update on the ongoing rate review from Elena Nicolella, the executive director of the New England States Consortium Systems Organization, which is supervising the work, according to state Sen. Louis DiPalma, D-Middletown, chairman of the panel..

He said the commission’s regular meeting place, the Senate Lounge in the State House, will not be available that day. The panel will meet at 1 p.m. in the Arnold Conference Center in the Regan Building of Eleanor Slater Hospital, off Howard Avenue in Cranston.

From 4 to 6 p.m., the state Division of Developmental Disabilities will host a community forum at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland. Anyone interested in attending may email agenda topics to (Click the email address or copy and paste it into your email program.)