State Interim Committee to receive Wyoming Life Resource Center study during Monday meeting in Lander

(Lander, Wyo.) – On Monday, the Wyoming State Legislature’s Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee will meet in Lander and discuss the study legislature-ordered study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center.

The discussion is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. at the Inn at Lander Best Western, and is only one agenda item of the two-day meeting.

In October, administration of the Wyoming Department of Health visited with parents and guardians of clients of the WLRC as one of the final steps of the study. During that meeting, Director Tom Forslund said he the department would not be recommending closure of the WLRC or the forced transfers of existing residents. (Read more about that meeting here.)

Also the interim committee will discuss another study that evaluated the conditions of the WLRC’s facilities, along with a Protection and Advocacy report that raised concerns with some of the buildings. (Read about the P&A report here.)

Following the Monday afternoon discussion, the committee is expected to tour the WLRC campus.

Monday evening, VOR will hold a meeting to discuss how to encourage the state to keep open the WLRC Visions and Canyons programs. That meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Fremont County Library – Lander, Carnegie Room. Please send an RSVP to Connie at

Other items on the committee’s agenda are Title 25 involuntary detentions, EMS systems, facilities studies, Medicaid expansion, and Department of Family Services records requirements.