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Report criticizes care of developmentally disabled

Jan 12, 2012 12:08 am
The Department of Health and Human Services issued a report sharply critical of the state agency overseeing the delivery of services to the developmentally disabled, The New York Times reports.. Last year The New York Times ran a series of articles about abuse, neglect and financial mismanagement in the state’s system of caring for developmentally disabled people. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration undertook a reform effort intended to address decades of mismanagement in the system. Danny Hakim of The Times says today's report questions its efforts to reform the Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons With Disabilities. The commission is supposed to oversee much larger state agencies that care for the developmentally disabled and the mentally ill. The report found the Commission lacks independence from the governor’s office, failed to account for how it is spending public money and has broken several requirements of federal law. Read the article in The New York Times