Home and Community-Based Services

Settlement filed in Illinois Olmstead case

Monday, February 14, 2011A five and a half year legal battle regarding Illinois’ system for transferring people with disabilities from institutional to community settings may be coming to a climax. On January 11, Equip for Equality announced a settlement with state officials, filed…

Circuit court hears case regarding California disability services

Thursday, December 23, 2010The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit heard a case in June challenging a California plan to save $82 million from its massive budget deficit by sharply curtailing home-based services for more than 100,000 people with disabilities. The…

Lawsuit challenges Illinois age requirements

Thursday, December 23, 2010An Illinois man is challenging the age restrictions in an Illinois law that limits eligibility for a Medicaid program providing home and community based services to people under the age of 21. The individual, who aged out of the program…

Medicaid program caps questioned in Florida

Thursday, December 23, 2010Florida fails to provide community based services for Medicaid-eligible individuals with spinal cord injuries at risk of institutionalization, according to a lawsuit filed in August in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Under Florida law, the…

Justice Department sues Arkansas for lack of Olmstead enforcement

Thursday, December 23, 2010The Justice Department has filed two lawsuits against the state of Arkansas for its treatment and segregation of people with disabilities in institutions. In January 2009, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the Conway Human Development Center, which holds…

Class action lawsuit filed by DC disability services

Thursday, December 23, 2010University Legal Services filed a class action lawsuit against the District of Columbia Dec. 23 for failure to provide a mechanism for people with disabilities to transition from large nursing facilities to community-based homes. “(The district) provide few opportunities, if…

Missouri services restrictions challenged

Thursday, December 23, 2010Four Missouri residents with disabilities are at risk of institutionalization because they have “aged out” of a state program providing home-based services. As a result, the individuals, whose disabilities include cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and liver disease, would have had…

Disability rights group stands up for individuals at risk of losing essential services

Thursday, December 23, 2010Disability Rights North Carolina filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina in February 2010 on behalf of two individuals with developmental disabilities who risk institutionalization if proposed cuts to home-based services are implemented. The two plaintiffs, both of…

Lawsuit challenges planned North Carolina budget changes

Thursday, December 23, 2010DisAbility Rights of North Carolina is seeking to block North Carolina from making major cuts to its community-based services. The lawsuit is on behalf of two individuals whom would be forced to live in institutional settings after living in regular…

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