Parents Turn To Courts To Force California Into Improving Access To At-Home Care For Medi-Cal Kids
“They’re asking the court to tell the state to do a better job of arranging for nursing care, by actively helping them recruit and keep nurses,” said Will Leiner, an attorney with Disability Rights California. “And the state also needs to do a better job to identify and monitor children who are not getting the services that they need.”
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Not Enough Nurses? Parents Sue California Over Sick Kids’ Lack Of Access To At-Home Care.
The family is approved for at-home nursing through Medi-Cal, but Adriana Byrne said that whenever she calls the state-recommended home care agencies, they say no one is available in her area, Cameron Park. ...It’s a struggle that hundreds of parents are dealing with across the state, according to Will Leiner, an attorney with Disability Rights California. The nonprofit, along with the National Health Law Program and the Western Center for Law and Poverty, will represent families in a federal class-action lawsuit against the Department of Health Care Services, which oversees Medi-Cal. (Caiola, 5/29)