Amicus: Talevski v. Health and Hosp. Corp. of Marion Cty., U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Executive Summary

The National Health Law Program and 11 other organizations filed this brief in the 7th Circuit in support of the Mr. Talevski, who is alleging the improper chemical restraint and discharge from a state-operated, Medicaid-funded nursing facility. Mr. Talevski’s family filed a lawsuit to enforce his rights under the Nursing Home Reform Act. The family appealed after the district court dismissed the case, holding that Medicaid enrollees cannot enforce the Nursing Home Reform Act. NHeLP’s brief focuses on the judicial and legislative history of private (as opposed to government) enforcement of the Medicaid Act.

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