Judge reversed DCH’s termination of SOURCE benefits because Petitioner needed assistance with activities of daily living.

Topic: Health Law, Decided by: Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 000000 , Decision Date: January 4, 2013 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

Petitioner appealed the Department of Community Health’s decision to terminate Petitioner’s SOURCE Program benefits. Petitioner was diagnosed with demyelinating neuropathy and Charcot neuroarthropathy, which cause difficulty walking and an increased risk of falling. Petitioner needed active assistance with multiple activities of daily living, including cooking, cleaning, dressing, taking medication, and bathing. Two of Petitioner’s specialists credibly testified that Petitioner met SOURCE’s nursing home level of care eligibility criteria. Thus, the Judge REVERSED Respondent’s decision to terminate Petitioner’s SOURCE assistance.

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