DOJ files Amicus Brief in OPA v. CT
The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief in OPA v. CT on Nov. 25, 2009. DOJ supported the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA's) position that individuals with mental illness in Connecticut are forced to remain in nursing homes because Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Department of Social Services (DSS) and Department of Public Health (DPH) do not provide sufficient services in the community in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). DOJ also supported OPA's position that we have standing to bring these claims. This amicus brief is part of an effort by DOJ to support Olmstead actions throughout the country.
Amicus Brief (89kb - pdf)
Amicus Brief (45kb.doc)
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