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WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Health hears testimony on the federal investigation into the WVDHHR

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va – The West Virginia Legislature's Joint Committee on Health met this week during the December Interim meetings to hear testimony concerning the recently announced federal civil rights investigation into the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) on allegations of discrimination and improper administration of the intellectual and developmentally disabled (IDD) waiver program. 

Michael Folio, legal director of Disability Rights of West Virginia (DRWV), the organization which spurred the investigation after filing complaints, told committee members that services provided by William R. Sharpe . . .

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