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Court of Appeals Refuses OMH Record Request

From today's Albany Times-Union:

New York's top court has refused to order nursing homes to give state lawyers access to hundreds of psychiatric patients so they can advocate for their rights to treatment alternatives, living conditions or even release.

The Court of Appeals, divided 4-3, concluded the state Office of Mental Health decided not to license the nursing homes, so lawyers for the Mental Hygiene Legal Service lack jurisdiction there.

The slip opinion for the case, Hirschfeld v. Teller, may be found on the Court of Appeals website. The decision, No. 29, was handed down March 30, 2010.


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