The state must reimburse for services provided in intervening months pursuant to Medicaid law.

Topic: Public Assistance, Decided by Judge Wood 
Docket Number: ***** , Decision Date: 2015-08-07 
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The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) denied Petitioner Medicaid benefits for covered services provided to her during the month she applied, citing its updated policy of no longer approving reimbursement for “intervening months”, i.e., the period between submission and approval of the Medicaid [..] Read More..

Arresting officer not required to ensure Petitioner understood implied consent warning.

Topic: DUI, Decided by Judge Wood 
Docket Number: 1329622 , Decision Date: 2013-09-20 
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During an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI), an arresting officer is only required to read the implied consent warning and is not obligated to ensure that the driver understands the warning. Thus, it is of no consequence that Petitioner claimed she had difficulty [..] Read More..

Request for attorney before consenting to state-administered chemical testing construed as a refusal.

Topic: DUI, Decided by Judge Wood 
Docket Number: 1328793 , Decision Date: 2013-06-10 
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Judge Wood affirmed the decision of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to suspend Petitioner’s license for refusing to submit to a state-administered chemical test for suspected driving under the influence.  Petitioner refused to consent because she was not first given the opportunity to [..] Read More..