24 Apr Iris Eytan’s Case Covered in Denver Post Article Titled, “Colorado, Disability Advocates End 8 Years of Legal Battles Over Long Waits for Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment”
March 15, 2019
The state and disability advocates reached a new agreement Friday in a longstanding legal battle over long waits for court-ordered mental health evaluations and treatment that will create a system of fines to penalize Colorado when it fails to meet deadlines.
The consent decree filed Friday ends eight years of legal disputes between the Colorado Department of Human Services and Disability Law Colorado, a nonprofit that in 2011 sued in federal court over wait times. The two parties settled the case the next year but reopened it in 2016 when the state failed to meet the terms of the settlement.