Thursday, March 5, 2009

You're OK Oklahoma

The Oklahoma House voted this week 91-1 for HB 1598, the School Protection Act. This bill is about tort reform in the school system. What it really does is it makes it very difficult for parents to hire attorney's to represent them in due process hearings.

Parents of special needs children are always fighting schools with IEP's and other school issues. Due process hearings are very difficult, time consuming, thus requiring legal help to guide us.

Now, with a limitation on the fees and expenses, it will limit all but the very wealthy, in hiring an attorney.

The House did not want Nick's Law, autism insurance coverage, now they want to step on the necks of those same parents, and limit their rights to sue.

You're OK Oklahoma, ya right.

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