Coastal Home Care is deeply disappointed with the outcomes on the Parrish case, and we sympathize with the family.
We began services for this family at the request of the regional office of the state department of behavioral health services with the understanding that the state would approve the program. Before the Atlanta office provided written authorization we responded to a request by the family and the Savannah regional office to send nurses to care for this child beginning on August 1. Regional representatives assured our company that the case would go forward. It turned out that they had no authority to do so. The state office chose to not approve the program for the family, and Coastal was left with no options but to discontinue service. We are a private company with no authority to serve individuals in these programs unless we are authorized to do so.
We understand that the family continues to have access to services through another program (known as the GAPP waiver) specifically for children with disabilities.
The Department of Behavorial Health & Developmental Disabilities: