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Like an apple seed, a kid can grow if he doesn’t get put in a box,” said Phillip Smith, one of the 10 youth who filed T.R. et al. v. Quigley et al., a class action lawsuit calling for reform of...
Order will expand coverage for more than 1.5 million Regence insured
SEATTLE - US District Judge Richard A. Jones enjoined Regence Blueshield from excluding coverage of neurodevelopmental therapies...
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:  DSHS decision to give up on residents of state-run nursing facility violates rights
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just...
Proposed settlement to statewide class action was filed yesterday.
Imagine having a mental health crisis and finding yourself in a county jail, with little or no mental health treatment, isolated with no direct human contact, in a cell with no toilet or furniture...
The state’s abuse response system is largely unresponsive to reports of individuals with intellectual disabilities in Supported Living, who are subject to physical harm, psychological trauma, sexual...
Two state agencies and several advocacy groups have reached an interim agreement to develop a framework for reforms in the mental health system for children and youth enrolled in Medicaid. The...
Yesterday, the Washington State Supreme Court held that Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services must assess children’s needs for Medicaid personal care services individually, rather...
OLYMPIA -  The Traumatic Brain Injury Council will testify Friday, Dec. 10, in Olympia on the urgent need to retain and improve services to the thousands of people affected by TBI in Washington State...
“I do not want to see [him] go to a prison setting where he would become more vulnerable than he already is.  It would be to his detriment to be in a prison setting where it is likely that he will...

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