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Class Action Filed Against State of Michigan Failure to Provide Needed Mental Health Care to Children Lansing, MI – Six families, having children with significant disabilities, filed a federal class action today against Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), alleging that the State of Michigan has failed to fulfill its legal obligation under the Medicaid Act to provide needed intensive home and community-based mental health services to children and young adults.

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Psychiatric Hospital Patient Deinstitutionalized and Integrated into his Community

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) Legal Team Successful in Advocating for Psychiatric Hospital Patient   June 27, 2013 - After over 15 years of confinement and treatment in...
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"Do Not Resuscitate" Bills Pending in Michigan Legislature

Is the Michigan Legislature Considering Death Panels? On June 11, 2013, the Lansing State Journal published a guest editorial from Elmer L. Cerano, Executive Director of Michigan Protection &...
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Michigan Supreme Court Admire v. Auto Owners Insurance Company

Michigan Supreme Court:  Auto Insurers Must Pay for Modifications, But not Vehicle May 23, 2013 The Michigan Supreme Court issued a decision in Admire v. Auto Owners Insurance Company.  Court held...

Jury awards $240 million to the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

A historic amount was awarded to the U.S.. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by a Davenport Iowa jury. Damages totaling $240 million will go to 32 men with intellectual disabilities who...

Seclusion and Restraint Practices in Michigan Schools Result in Injury and Death

Students with disabilities suffer from dangerous practices in Michigan schools known as seclusion and restraint. Outdated techniques are still being used to manage challenging behavior, whereby...

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