On October 14, 2016, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) entered a settlement agreement with Disability Rights North Carolina to improve services for children diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) and mental illness. In 2014, Disability Rights North Carolina had challenged the state policies on Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) for this population of dual diagnosis children.
After identifying problems surrounding services for children with complex behavioral needs, Disability Rights North Carolina sent the state a demand letter which explained the specific problems, and called on the state to meet its . . .