California Supreme Court Watch

Oct 21, 2019
#19-157 Rivera v. Kent, S257304. (A147534; 37 Cal.App.5th 529; Alameda County Superior Court; RG14740911.)

#19-157 Rivera v. Kent, S257304. (A147534; 37 Cal.App.5th 529; Alameda County Superior Court; RG14740911.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate. The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Does the state have a mandatory duty to complete Medi-Cal eligibility determinations for all completed applications within 45 days, or does the existence of a performance standard nullify that duty? (2) Does the Department of Health Care Services have a mandatory duty to ensure adherence to Medi-Cal’s timeline, even when it has delegated responsibilities to the counties?

Review granted, issues limited: 10/09/2019

See the Court of Appeal Opinion.