Los Angeles Medical-Legal Collaborative for Education (LAMCE)
LAMCE is a partnership with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Since 2006, the Program has been delivering an integrated medical-legal approach to ensure the health of patients from birth to 22 years who are receiving treatment at CHLA.
LAMCE safeguards young patients’ rights to immediate school re-entry after an extended hospitalization or illness, obtains necessary health accommodations throughout the school day so that school is a safe environment, and enforces special education and disability laws to ensure a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Patient health is improved by tackling a critical social determinant for poor children – their education. To these ends, Learning Rights provides education advocacy, direct legal representation and consultation and training to healthcare providers.
For more information regarding our LAMCE program please contact Carol Jung, Director, Los Angeles Medical-Legal Collaborative for Education.