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3.11.2009

Lane Powell Helps WHCA Win Significant Victory in Federal Court Challenge to Washington Boarding Home Law

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On January 14, 2009, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington struck down portions of RCW 18.20.440 as unconstitutional in Washington Health Care Association v. Robin Arnold-Williams, et al., No. 3:08-cv-05427-RJB. As a result of this ruling, any boarding home with a Medicaid contract signed before March 28, 2008 who wants to avoid the Medicaid “lock in” provisions of RCW 18.20.440 should either terminate their current Medicaid contract or refuse to renew the contract when it expires. View full article (PDF).