National Medical and Legal Organizations File Brief Supporting Children

December 20, 2019

The National Health Law Program, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center, and the National Center for Youth Law filed a friend of the court brief supporting childrens’ right to receive prompt treatment.  Drawing on their knowledge of the needs of children with emotional challenges, their experience with effective treatment interventions, and their longstanding commitment to the enforcement of Medicaid protections for children, these prominent national organizations argue that the history and intent of the Medicaid Act’s special provisions for children require that treatment be provided when and where needed.  The brief urges the Court of Appeals to affirm the district court’s decision finding that Massachusetts continues to violate the Medicaid Act when it fails to promptly provide critical home-based services.

You can read the full brief here.