State sued over timely competency evaluations at Larned

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued a state social service agency, charging that it's failing to provide timely competency evaluations and mental health treatment for people facing criminal charges while confined at Larned State Hospital.

The federal lawsuit against the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services claims the agency is failing to meet its constitutional requirement to provide a competency evaluation in a timely manner for people confined at the understaffed hospital.

Currently, individuals charged with crimes who have had their competency to . . .

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