Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bolstering Care for People with Disabilities

Playing catchup - sorry was unable to post yesterday. So let's get started.

Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the death of Jonathan Carey, an autistic child who was under state care and whose demise prompted an overhaul of the laws governing care of the disabled. The case also sparked ongoing changes at the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and the Commission on Quality of Care, which acts as a watchdog agency.
Carey’s father Michael Carey, along with several lawmakers took the occasion to highlight several measures they are pursuing to strengthen oversight of the disabled including removal of what they view as a gag order that is placed on records of disabled people.

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