ERIC Number: ED348794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled. Annual Report 1990-91.
New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Albany.
This annual report on the quality of care for the mentally retarded in New York is organized in three sections focusing on obligations, opportunities, and the future, respectively. Subsections are organized into discussion, findings, and conclusions/corrective actions or recommendations. The first section examines issues in protecting individuals at risk in adult homes, in psychiatric centers, in emergency rooms, in correctional facilities, from abuse, from sexual abuse/exploitation, from child abuse, and from financial exploitation. The next section focuses on advocacy functions in specific situations and through the protection and advocacy networks. Specifically covered are closure of developmental centers, fiscal reforms, preventing deaths and promoting quality of life, responding, caring, and helping, legal advocacy, the surrogate decision-making committee program, and education and outreach. The section on "Looking Ahead" notes plans for a Children's Services Review, the Children's Medication Study, a study of discharge practices in psychiatric units of general hospitals, a review of familial abuse allegations of adults with developmental disabilities, a study on developmentally disabled parents, and a review of adult home deaths. Appendices show locations of programs and offices. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York