Thursday, September 27, 2012

Feds Threaten Lawsuit Over Kids in Nursing Homes

See this AP dispatch by that title.  It discusses events in Florida, and it begins:
Federal investigators threatened swift legal action Tuesday if Florida health officials do not work with them to resolve allegations that children with disabilities are being sent to adult nursing homes unnecessarily. 
In a terse letter, U.S. Department of Justice officials said the state is violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by allowing more than 200 children with disabilities — including babies — to be segregated in nursing homes, often for years, without a clear path to return home. 
"We hope you will reconsider your unwillingness to cooperate with our investigation," Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote to state health officials, noting his agency has resolved similar issues in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and Delaware.

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