State DHHS under federal investigation

THE FOLLOWING IS A NEWS RELEASE SENT TO THE WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 NEWSROOM FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:

Raleigh NC - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received notice that the U.S. Department of Justice will investigate a complaint of alleged violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The investigation was opened in response to a complaint alleging the state of North Carolina relies on institutional and inappropriate adult care homes as settings for services to individuals with mental illness.

DHHS will work with the Department of Justice to provide all necessary documents and information in response to the complaint.

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