Notifying DHHS of gaps in CFI services

We thank you for your dedication to helping older persons and persons with disabilities remain in their homes whenever possible.   New Hampshire’s Choices for Independence (“CFI”) program is meant to do just that.   Four New Hampshire residents recently filed suit to improve the CFI program.   New Hampshire Legal Assistance joined with the AARP Foundation, the Disability Rights Center – NH, and the Nixon Peabody law firm to file the lawsuit.

Notify NH DHHS when you have a client who is not receiving all of their approved CFI services.

When you encounter individuals on CFI who are not receiving the services for which they have been approved, we encourage you to notify NHDHHS and to send New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) a copy of your e-mail communication.  Your client/patient can certainly authorize you to take those steps.  We would like NHDHHS to know about individuals who lack services – that lack of care is not acceptable.

Please let New Hampshire Legal Assistance know if you have any questions:  Cheryl Steinberg at csteinberg@nhla.org or Kay Drought at kdrought@nhla.org.