Monday, March 19, 2012

Miami Herald Column on Florida Kids' Nursing Home Suit

See this column, which begins:
They’re children. They don’t belong in geriatric institutions. 
They’re medically fragile kids who with nursing assistance could be cared for, and even thrive, in family homes or in the state’s network of medical care foster homes. Instead, Florida keeps them in nursing homes designed for the elderly. 
It’s certainly unconscionable; probably illegal. Two lawsuits filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale last week lay out a strong legal case that the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has been flouting both the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and state law by warehousing disabled kids in old-folk nursing homes.

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