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Kendra's Law is a New York State law concerning involuntary outpatient commitment also known as assisted outpatient treatment. It grants judges the authority to issue orders that require people who meet certain criteria to regularly undergo psychiatric treatment.
 
This webinar will provide an overview of the existing law, information on recently proposed expansions, and advocacy on alternatives to expansion. The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a leader in raising the issue of harmful effects, shortcomings in the law, and promoting effective alternatives.
 

Date: 3/24/2022 

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This webinar covers the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) and the rights of residents in long term care facilities in New York State. Topics covered include a basic overview of LTCOP roles compared to the roles in NYS Department of Health; the rights of residents in long term care facilities, including the right to be discharged and rights in the process of discharge; and involuntary discharge, focusing on when a discharge plan is not fully in place to meet the needs of an individual.

Date: 2/23/2022 

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DisDATA (Disability Data Advocates Taking Action) is a collaborative of researchers, disabled people, and advocates promoting disability data equity. Disabled people, particularly those in congregate settings, are made invisible through the lack of data collection and representation leading to a disability data inequity. DisDATA is building a network to connect advocates, researchers, and policy makers around the shared goal of improving access to and representation within disability data systems. This webinar is an opportunity to learn about how you can get involved in DisDATA and share experiences accessing and using data for advocacy. 

Date: 1/27/2022 

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  • Lillie Greiman, Project Director at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities
  • Arin Leopold, Research Associate at RTC: Rural at The Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

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