On August 14, 2018, youth advocates sued the District of Columbia for unnecessarily institutionalizing children needing mental health care for serious emotional disturbance (SED) who could have been served via intensive home- and community-based services (HCBS). The class-action complaint alleges that the District violated the Medicaid Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires the District to serve its children with disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate. No hearing date has been scheduled as of October 10, 2018. The complaint, M.J. v. The District of Columbia, was filed by the Judge David . . .
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