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Ala. Medicaid to end sobriety mandate on hepatitis treatment

Dec. 05, 2022 13:28 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it has entered into a settlement agreement with Alabama's Medicaid program to end a sobriety requirement for treatment of people with Hepatitis C. Federal officials said Alabama agreed to end a a “blanket...

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

Nov. 30, 2022 16:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those who seek to be...

NC health agency appealing ruling on services for disabled

Nov. 30, 2022 15:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's government is appealing a trial judge's order that demands many more community services by certain dates for people with intellectual and development disabilities who otherwise live at institutions, the top state health official said Wednesday. ...

Feds probe Missouri's treatment of severely mentally ill

Nov. 16, 2022 17:40 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday announced it's investigating whether Missouri has violated civil rights laws by institutionalizing adults with severe mental illnesses. The investigation will review whether Missouri's use of guardianships and...

People with disabilities raise voices at climate talks

Nov. 10, 2022 15:08 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Last year, climate activists who focus on disability rights scored a major victory at the United Nations climate change conference known as COP. They gained official status as a caucus recognized by the U.N. Secretariat, the conference organizer. They say it was the...