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GOAL: People with disabilities have the right to receive care and treatment that is: Free from abuse and neglect; provided In the most integrated setting appropriate; and which includes provisions for due process, informed consent, confidentiality and privacy.

* Current priorities are
Outcome A. Freedom from Abuse and Neglect:
People with disabilities who live in 24-hours care and treatment facilities will be free from abuse and neglect.
Rights Violations Addressed: Allegations, observations and reports of:
  • Neglect
  • Abuse
  • Death
Outcome B. Accessible Communities
Care and treatment facilities are accessible to people with disabilities.
Rights Violations Addressed:
  • Inaccessible facilities
Outcome C. Independence, Productivity, Integration and Inclusion
People with disabilities will receive care and treatment that is appropriate and provided in the least restrictive environment.
Rights Violations Addressed:
  • Care is not provided in the most integrated setting (Olmstead issues)
Outcome D. Self Determination
People with disabilities will make their own decisions about their care and treatment.
Rights Violations Addressed: Failure to provide:
  • Right to and choice of treatment
  • Informed consent
  • Access to or confidentiality of records
  • Privacy
  • Adherence to Advance Directives
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