Too Many Disabled Fla. Children In Nursing Homes, DOJ Says

Law360, Miami (July 22, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The federal government sued Florida on Monday, saying the state has nearly 200 children with disabilities unnecessarily institutionalized in nursing facilities, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The U.S. Department of Justice, which filed its suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, said it had met with state officials multiple times over the last several months to discuss its September 2012 findings but concluded that, despite some movement on the issue, negotiations were unlikely to achieve voluntary compliance....
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