Care & Treatment

People with disabilities have the right to receive care and treatment which is free from abuse and neglect, in the most appropriate, least restrictive integrated settings that maximize opportunities for self-determination and provide access to due process, informed consent, confidentiality and privacy.

Freedom from Abuse and Neglect

People with disabilities who live in 24 hour care and treatment facilities, community-based homes and attend community-based programs will be free from abuse and neglect.

Rights Violations Addressed: Allegations, observations and reports of:

  • Neglect
  • Abuse
  • Death

Accessible Communities

Care and treatment facilities and community-based programs are accessible to people with disabilities.

Rights Violations Addressed:

  • Inaccessible facilities or community-based programs

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 settings; people with disabilities are denied choice in type or level of services or treatment provided
  • Denial of ADA integration mandate

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
  • Hospital discharge without appropriate community-based services