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USA: Virginia warned over failure on independent living

Posted 20/2-11 at 03.37

A Justice Department investigation has found that Virginia is violating the rights of disabled residents by failing to provide sufficient community living options for those who are currently in institutions.

It was also found that the state is not using available resources to expand community living and is instead prioritizing spending on institutions.

Virginia has been advised to establish more Medicaid waivers to allow disabled people the option to live in the community, as well as develop create plans to move residents out of institutions.

If changes are not made, Virginia could face legal action.




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