Press Release from Disability Rights of West Virginia:
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Disability Rights of West Virginia, the state’s designated Protection and Advocacy System for disabilities, has filed a civil complaint in the Southern District of West Virginia regarding the denial of a prompt final administrative decision for I/DD waiver recipients who requested Medicaid fair hearings.
“The Board of Review issued an unknown number of abeyancae orders to individuals awaiting Medicaid fair hearing, placing their right to a prompt final administrative decision on hold. It is alleged by DRWV that this erroneous action by the BOR has given rise to a 1983 civil rights claim for individuals who were denied their right to a prompt final administrative decision,” a DRWV representative said.
Here is the court document: Complaint (stamped by court)
Link to PDF: https://www.drofwv.org/wp-