Friday, June 29, 2012

Feds Join Suit Over Treatment of Florida's Disabled Kids

See this article by that title in the Miami Herald.  It begins:

Citing federal civil rights laws that forbid the segregation of disabled people in large institutions, the U.S. Justice Department has joined Florida children’s advocates who say the state is improperly forcing children with complex medical conditions into nursing homes designed to care for frail elders. 
The Justice Department Thursday night filed a pleading in federal court seeking to intervene in an ongoing dispute between Florida healthcare regulators and children’s advocates who say the state is warehousing sick children in nursing homes. The children, advocates say, have no ability to socialize with other kids, be stimulated mentally or receive speech and physical therapies that may improve their ability to function.

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