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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Florida Over 200 Disabled Children In Nursing Homes

The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against Florida on Monday, accusing the state of unnecessarily institutionalizing about 200 disabled children in nursing homes and cutting services that would allow them to receive care at home.

07/23/2013

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Feds: Florida Keeping Hundreds Of Disabled Kids In Nursing Homes For Years

More than 3,300 children with disabilities are at risk of being pushed into adult nursing homes because the state is slashing nursing and other services that would otherwise keep them at home with their families, according to a lawsuit filed against state health officials.

09/08/2012