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“Rosie D.” Class Action Lives On

Posted: Feb 13, 2019

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.

Relevant Social Law Library Resources include:

Civil actions against state and local government : its divisions, agencies, and officers KF1322 .C575 1992
http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1011001

Newberg on class actions  KF8896 .N48 2011
http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1134497

Mental health law  KFM2480 .M3 [v.53] 2007’
http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1112608

Legal rights of individuals with disabilities  KF480.Z9 L44 2015
http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1141224