Disability Rights North Carolina (2017)

Reported results in the litigation they brought concerning the treatment of children with complex mental health issues residing in North Carolina state institutions and eligible to receive services under Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment provisions. The suit alleged that these children had an intellectual disability and mental health diagnosis that, because of failures by the State, resulted in cyclical hospitalizations, long-term institutionalization in psychiatric facilities, or going without services.  

The case was settled successfully with the State agreeing to develop and implement a process to identify children with complex needs to link them to diagnostic testing and appropriate services.  Disability Rights N.C. v. Brajer

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