2020.02.18 | Rights and Requirements for Individuals Living with Substance Use Disorder | 1:30 p.m. to 3p.m.

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Workshop Description
The ADA, FHA, and Maine Human Rights Act all contain provisions ostensibly protecting the rights of individuals with substance use disorders. However, all three of these key pieces of civil rights legislation treat SUDs differently than any other recognized disability. This workshop will cover the rights protected by federal and state anti-discrimination statutes as well as the unique care-outs which can potentially deny a person with a substance use disorder his or her day in court.

Kevin Voyvodich, Esq
Kevin is a managing attorney in DRM’s MH Advocacy program. He joined DRM in 2013 as the patient advocate at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center (DDPC) and transferred to Riverview Psychiatric Center (RPC) in 2014. Beginning in early 2015, Kevin moved to DRM’s main office in Augusta, where he now oversees patient advocacy services at both DDPC and RPC, as well as Acadia Hospital in Bangor. Kevin is a 2010 graduate of the New England School of Law. He is also a history buff, having majored in this while an undergraduate student at the University of Tampa and also spending two years working as a Conservation Technician for the Maine Historical Society.