Ms. Wheelchair protests incontinence program

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Sheri Melander-Smith, Ms. Wheelchair America, has filed an official protest with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to object its plans to implement a preferred incontinence product program that would award a contract to a single company, MAMES reports. “Patients will have reduced access to high-quality incontinence products, while costs will likely go up,” said Melander-Smith in a press release. “I’m proud to join with the disability community in the fight against this unnecessary and dangerous program that puts patients at risk.” Melander-Smith also signed a petition requesting that DHS initiate an official rulemaking process before the Office of Administrative Hearings.