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Newark Star-Ledger article on CHLP

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Dec 18, 2013
Lawyer grew into his strong suit: Protecting rights of disabled Posted by Bob Braun/The Star-Ledger November 17, 2008 12:05AM Hal Garwin has become New Jersey's most prominent legal advocate for the disabled. That's not what he intended. "I never thought it would be the focus of my ...

Providing Services to Individuals with Disabilities

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Dec 18, 2013
On June 1, 2005, the New Jersey Division of Family Development (DFD), in the Department of Human Services, issued a comprehensive program directive (DFDI No. 05-6-1/GAPI No. 05-6-1), which applies to all assistance programs administered by county and municipal welfare agencies and boards ...

CHLP Files Comments on Social Security Administration Amendments to ALJ

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Dec 18, 2013
Comments to Notice of Proposed Rule Making Docket No. SSA-2007-0044 Amendments to the Administrative Law Judge, Appeals Council andDecision Review Board Appeals Levels Community Health Law Project 185 Valley Road South Orange, N.J. 07079 (973) 275-1175 INTRODUCTION ...

Update on Psychiatric Hospital and Privacy Lien Laws

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Oct 25, 2013
by Stuart H. Weiner, Managing Attorney, Community Health Law Project On November 20, 2009, a law was signed by former Governor Jon Corzine preventing the general public from seeing institutional lien records that had been recorded against former patients of our state and county psychi...

NJ Fair Housing Act Amendment Is Signed into Law

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Jan 17, 2013
On January 12, 2006, Governor Codey signed into law A-3892/S-2696/2725, which amends the New Jersey Fair Housing Act. The Act governs Mt. Laurelaffordable housing. The new amendment requires that newly constructed Mt. Laurel housing be adaptable for use by people with mobility impairment...

DFD Program Instruction on Providing Services to Individuals with Disabilities

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Jan 17, 2013
Director Tel (609) 588-2000 June 1, 2005 TO: COUNTY WELFARE AGENCY DIRECTORS COUNTY WFNJ DIRECTORS COUNTY INCOME MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISORS COUNTY CASE MANAGEMENT SUPERVISORS COUNTY FOOD STAMP SUPERVISORS COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISORS...

Bill Reforming NJ Institutional Lien Law Signed by Governor Codey

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Jan 17, 2013
After two years, the efforts of the Community Health Law Project and other organizations have finally paid off. On December 13, 2004, the state Assembly passed A-779, and on February 14, 2005, the Senate passed its version of the same bill, S-880, which reforms the way liens are placed on...

COAH Adopts Townhouse Accessibility Requirement

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Jan 17, 2013
On December 20, 2004, new rules adopted by the Council on Affordable Housing, the agency responsible for administering New Jersey's Fair Housing Act, went into effect. Notable among the new substantive rules is N.J.A.C. 5:94-4.21(a), which requires that ten percent of all affordable town...

Exceptions and Appeals Process for Dual Eligibles

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Jan 17, 2013
May 7, 2008 David Fish, Regulatory Officer Office of Legal and Regulatory Services Department of Labor and Workforce Development P.O. Box 110, 13th Floor Trenton, N.J. 08625-0110 By ordinary mail and fax to: (609) 292-8246 Re: Comments on Proposed S-RAP Rules and Amend...

Accessible Residential Construction Cases Succeed on Appeal

Published: Jan 17, 2013 | Last modified: Jan 17, 2013
On December 1, 2005, the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed a 2004 appellate court decision that had in turn reversed two Middlesex County trial court decisions. The trial courts had dismissed claims on statute of limitations grounds. David Popiel, senior managing attorney of the Community...
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