Attorneys for around 200 disabled children in nursing homes will ask a federal judge to give class-action status to a lawsuit alleging the state is putting the children in nursing homes unnecessarily and cutting services for their care at home.
A federal judge will hear arguments Sept. 13 about whether a dispute involving disabled children being placed in nursing homes should become a class-action lawsuit.
We focus on the big break in an ongoing CBS4 News investigation regarding disabled babies being forced to live in nursing homes.
The chairwoman of a Senate committee says she will hold a hearing about the state’s record of placing children with disabilities in nursing homes when the Legislature resumes committee meetings in September.
Following up on a threat the U.S. Justice Department made last September, federal officials have filed a suit against the state of Florida for its practice of housing disabled children in nursing homes.
For decades, elderly veterans have poured $100,000 a year, on average, into the Miami VA System. Thanks to a new partnership between that system and Miami Jewish Health, a less expensive option is now available.
Officials from state agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice met Thursday to discuss whether that’s the case, which would be a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Saying that time is “of the essence,” the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday offered to quickly meet with Florida officials about a federal investigation that found disabled children were unnecessarily being placed in nursing homes.
A Florida legislative panel Friday rejected millions in federal money designed to help remove patients from nursing homes and provide them with similar care in their own homes.
Hospitals and mental-health treatment and care for thousands of people with debilitating illnesses are among the targets of a new Florida Senate budget proposal that would cut at least $1 billion from the Florida Department of Health & Human Services.