Agency to End Contract With Care Provider After Teen's Death

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland human services agency is canceling its contract with a for-profit behavioral health care provider in Delaware following the death a 15-year-old girl.

The Daily Record of Baltimore ( ) reports that the Maryland Department of Human Resources will be terminating its contract with AdvoServ on Oct. 31.

AdvoServ provides specialized care for the developmentally disabled. DHR places developmentally disabled youths into AdvoServ facilities.

DHR spokeswoman Katherine Morris says the agency will move all of its clients to other facilities.

The termination of the contract follows the Sept. 14 death of a 15-year-old Maryland girl who was a resident of an AdvoServ facility in Bear, Delaware. The Delaware Division of Forensic Science is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

A representative for AdvoServ did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.


Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore,

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