National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

Litigation as a Tool for Systemic Reform of Mental Health Systems

Anne C. Ronan, J.D.

Arnold v. Arizona Department of Health Services

Statement of the Problem

Legal Claims/Theories

Litigation Stage

Post Litigation Stage

Use of Court Monitor/Post Monitor

Final Resolution

Lessons Learned


J.K. v. Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System

Statement of the Problem

Legal Theories

Litigation Stage

Court Ordered Settlement

Post Settlement/Enforcement

Lack of Court Monitor


Lesson Learned


Current State of the System

Link to brief presenter bio:

Anne C. Ronan, J.D.