April 11, 2022
Motion for Class Certification Filed
Disability Rights Michigan (DRM), The National Health Law Program, Mantese Honigman, P.C., and John Conway, P.C. filed a motion seeking to certify a class consisting of tens of thousands of Michigan children with disabilities who need, but are not receiving, intensive home and community-based Medicaid services. The lawsuit seeks to expand access to community-based mental and behavioral health services for children in Michigan.
“The motion for class certification is a major procedural step toward protecting the rights of children with mental and behavioral health needs in Michigan,” said Nick Gable, Senior Attorney at DRM. “Class certification will ensure that all children who need these services, as opposed to just the named Plaintiffs, benefit from a favorable outcome in the lawsuit.”
February 13, 2022
Disability Rights Michigan (DRM), The National Health Law Program, Mantese Honigman, P.C., and John Conway, P.C. filed a First Amended Complaint in February, which added multiple new class representatives from across the state.
Interim Settlement Improves Crisis Services for Children
DRM, The National Health Law Program, Mantese Honigman, P.C., and John Conway, P.C. reached an interim settlement agreement in which the state assumes responsibility for planning a system that is child-centered and family-driven, team-based, home- and community-based, and culturally relevant, and carries with it a full range of support services based on statewide assessment and screening.