News Story (Arkansas)
May 15, 2018
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Tags: Algorithm, Disability Rights, Medicaid
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)
In his ruling in a lawsuit by Jonesboro-based Legal Aid of Arkansas, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen found that the state Department of Human Services failed to provide adequate public notice before it began using an algorithm in 2016 that allocates care.
Griffen’s order bars the department from using the algorithm to allocate hours until it promulgates rules for it under the state’s Administrative Procedure Act.