News Story (Arkansas)
May 22, 2018
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Tags: Algorithm, Disability Rights, Medicaid
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen also ordered attorneys for the department to explain at a hearing on Wednesday why the department should not be held in contempt of court for violating Griffen’s order last week that barred it from using the algorithm until it had properly adopted a rule governing its use.
The Human Services Department has used the algorithm since 2016 to award hours of help with daily living tasks, such as dressing and bathing, to participants in the ARChoices program, which serves about 8,800 people.