On February 7 United States District Court Judge Michael Ponsor refused to release the state of Massachusetts from federal supervision of the mental health care it provides to children on the public insurance program, MassHealth. The class action lawsuit, known as Rosie D. v. Baker, has been in process since 2001. Judge’s Ponsor’s forty-five page order says that the state has not reduced delays in service to young patients to acceptable level and that a court appointed monitor will remain in place.
Here are links to Judge Ponsor’s order and the Boston Globe article.
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