State may have denied services to disabled

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State may have denied services to disabled

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Hundreds of developmentally disabled people may have been denied federally mandated services for years.

The state Department of Social Health and Human Services says some people living in federally funded long-term care homes may have gotten help, but the state doesn’t have the proper paperwork to prove it.

DSHA will spend six months evaluating everyone living in long-term care homes to find out what services they need.

It’s unclear what fines or penalties Washington may face from the federal government for not documenting or providing these services.