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

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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

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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

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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:

What to Do When You Can’t Find a Provider

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I have been approved for services through my local management entity / managed care organization (LME/MCO) but I can’t find a provider agency or my provider agency doesn’t have enough […]

What is Olmstead?

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Frequently asked questions. What is Olmstead? Olmstead is a 1999 US Supreme Court decision that says it is unlawful to make people with disabilities live in facilities. Olmstead says that you […]