ERIC Number: ED254020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Mentally Retarded Persons: Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Handicapped of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources and the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Recommendations to Improve Services for Mentally Retarded Citizens (July 31, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Appropriations.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
The proceedings of this 1984 hearing presents recommendations to improve services for mentally retarded citizens. A report on conditions in intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded is followed by statements of Senators L. Weicker, Jr., J. Randolph, and R. Stafford and by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (M. Heckler). Statements are also presented by the American Health Care Association, T. Gilhool (Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia), C. Davis (Health Care Financing Administration), and R. Melzer (Vermont Department of Mental Health). Responses are included to questions by the committee on such topics as sheltered workshops, Medicaid funding, investigation of abuse and neglect in institutions, and deinstitutionalization. (CL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Appropriations.; Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.