EPSDT Decision: Hunter v. Medows

This is an action for injunctive and declaratory relief in which the Plaintiff claims that the Defendants are violating his rights under the Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (?EPSDT?) provisions of the Medicaid Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 1396a(a)(43) and 1396d(r). It is before the Court on the Defendants? Motions to Dismiss [Docs. 22, 26], which are DENIED.
I. Background
Plaintiff Marketric Hunter is a seven-year-old Medicaid beneficiary. (First Am. Compl. ¶ 5.) He lives with his adoptive mother, Thelma Lynah, in Savannah, Georgia. (First Am. Compl. ¶ 4.) He experienced brain damage as a toddler and now suffers from a number of neurological conditions including static encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and seizure disorders. (First Am. Compl. ¶ 37.) He participates in the Georgia Pediatric Program (?GAPP?), a subprogram of the Georgia Medicaid program through which eligible children receive in-home private duty skilled nursing services.

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