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Family Care Independent Disability Ombudsman Program

On October 1, 2008, the Department of Health Services and Disability Rights Wisconsin (exit DHS) entered into a contract for the Family Care Ombudsman Program services. Disability Rights Wisconsin will provide Ombudsman services to current or potential enrollees (ages 18 - 59) of the Family Care and Family Care Partnership programs, or to their families or guardians, as required Wis. Stats. 46.281(1n)(e). In 2009, Wis. Stats. 46.281 (1n) (e) was amended to include ombudsman services for IRIS participates ages 18-59. 

The ombudsman assist  Family Care members, IRIS participates, potential members, and their families, in navigating the program and in resolving their problems informally whenever possible. 

Detailed description of the services - July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 (PDF, 152 KB)

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Last Revised: July 02, 2014