Press Releases

Today, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that warehousing individuals with mental illness in hospital emergency rooms where they do not get the mental health treatment they need...
OLYMPIA – Beginning July 4, 2014, the Washington State Department of Corrections will no longer discipline incarcerated offenders for acts of self-harm, including attempted suicide and self-...
Contact: 
Sandi Ando, National Alliance on Mental Illness, WA Public Policy Committee Chair, 509.385.3026 Doug Honig, ACLU of WA Communications Director, 206.624.2184  Emily Cooper, Disability Rights...
CONTACT:  Emily Cooper: 206.324.1521 ext. 214
SEATTLE - Disability Rights Washington’s video “Questions of Discrimination” criticizes the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) exam questions that...
SEATTLE - Three State hospital patients are suing the state to restore rights recently taken away from them.  
Several new state laws and policies restrict access to therapy and supersede the...
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...

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