Disabled man is killed; estate billed nearly $12M

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN | AP

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two years after a 33-year-old mentally disabled man died at a state institution in Queens, and one year after his sister filed a lawsuit accusing the staff of killing him, New York officials have sent her an $11.67 million bill.

The claim against Rasheen Rose’s estate cited his total Medicaid assistance from Aug. 6, 2002, through Aug. 6, 2012, the day he died.

A spokeswoman for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, which runs the center, said Wednesday officials were following federal Medicaid obligations in seeking reimbursement.

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