The New York Times continued on Friday its important, but distressing, series of articles on the maltreatment of the developmentally disabled in New York State and the lack of oversight of their care in the state’s group homes. Friday’s article focused on the misuse of antipsychotic medication to restrain residents’ behavior, instead of treating their [...]

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On October 6, 2010 a patient killed a security guard and seriously injured a nurse In response to the safety concerns and violence at the facility, The US Department of Labor conducted an investigation. The U.S. Department of Labor found that an OMH-licensed Wawarsing rehab center failed to train its employees in how to prevent and [...]

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