Q13 Fox News: State settles lawsuit, agrees to provide more services to mentally ill

Q13 Fox News: State settles lawsuit, agrees to provide more services to mentally ill

SEATTLE—Tina Fricke is one of 10 children who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Washington; the suit represented thousands of young people in the state who use Medicaid insurance and need intensive mental health services. In a settlement, the state agreed to provide more in-home and community-oriented treatment for mentally ill youth receiving Medicaid…“This settlement agreement is a significant accomplishment and puts Washington among the leaders in the country in reforming the mental health system and providing Medicaid services to children,” Kimberly Lewis, managing attorney at the National Health Law Program, said. Read the full article here »

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