Lawsuit Alleges North Carolina Neglected Needs of People With Intellectual/Developmental Disability

News Report | June 18, 2017

On May 24, 2017, Disability Rights North Carolina sued the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for neglecting the needs of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live in and participate in their communities. The complaint says the state relies on institutional placements to provide supportive living services, rather than ensuring that sustainable capacity exists to serve people with I/DD in the community.

The complaint, S.R., M.K., C.M., et al. v. North Carolina DHHS, alleges that the state fails to support community living in the following ways:

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