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DOJ Proposes Overhaul of Florida’s Program for Disabled Children

January 11, 2013

By Carol Marbin Miller & Toluse Olorunnipa, The Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE – In a new and even harsher indictment of Florida’s treatment of severely disabled children, federal civil rights lawyers have issued a comprehensive blueprint for overhauling the state’s system of care for frail youngsters.

The 17-page “settlement proposal” by the U.S. Justice Department demands the state stop slicing in-home nursing services for frail youngsters, stop ignoring the requests of family doctors who treat disabled children and stop sending hundreds of children to geriatric nursing homes — where they often spend their childhoods isolated from families and peers. (more…)