Involuntary Commitment

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Involuntary commitment (IVC) is when a person is put into a mental health facility against their will, or without their permission or the permission of their guardian. You must meet […]

Easy Read: After a Hurricane

Satellite image of a hurricane

This Hurricane Florence recovery project was funded in part by grants from the American Red Cross and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

Emergency Supply Checklist – Winter Preparedness

Emergency supplies gathered to create a kit, including a backpack, first aid kit, batteries, water and a mask.

Return to DRNC’s “Winter preparedness for people with disabilities” fact sheet. If you have diabetes, you may want to also view this Disaster Preparedness Plan from the Diabetes Disaster Response […]

Medicaid Appeals Involving LME/MCOs

White man in his 30s reads letter from LME/MCO denying request for services for his disabled brother.

If you receive Medicaid services, you have the right to appeal any denial, reduction, suspension, or termination of services. In North Carolina, Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs) administer behavioral health services. They decide what services you can have. You can appeal the LME/MCO’s decision to do any of the following: