Over the course of the settlement, a three-expert panel will assess the SCC’s progress and Disability Rights Washington will continue to conduct monitoring at the facility.
In July 2017, Disability Rights Washington, along with co-counsel filed a settlement agreement with the City of Seattle. The settlement agreement lays out a plan for Seattle to fulfill the promise of the ADA by ensuring equal access to people with disabilities who live, work, or travel to Seattle.
In August 2016, DRW filed an Olmstead lawsuit against the Department of Social and Health Service (DSHS) and the Health Care Authority (HCA). This case is about giving people who wish to live in the community the supports needed to be successful living out of institutions.
This case was brought forward by Disability Rights Washington, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Public Defender Association, and Carney Gillespie Isitt PLLP. Class members are all pretrial detainees waiting in jail for court-ordered competency services that DSHS is statutorily required to provide.
This lawsuit resulted in a settlement agreement between the plaintiffs and DSHS that calls for changes in the treatment and release of NGRI patients.
This lawsuit sought to secure systemic reforms to implement the requirements established under the “Preadmission Screening and Resident Review” or “PASRR” requirements of the federal Nursing Home Reform Act and the “Integration Mandate” of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This case settlement agreement outlines significant reforms to Washington’s public mental health system for children. Under the agreement, the state commits to develop and provide intensive, individualized mental health services to Medicaid-eligible youth in their homes or communities.