Friday, November 04, 2011

Puerto Rico Ends Legal Battle Over Disability

See this AP article by that title.  It begins:
Puerto Rico has reached an agreement with the U.S. government ending a 12-year legal battle to improve the island's health system for the mentally disabled, local justice officials said Thursday. 
Federal officials had accused the U.S. territory of abusing and neglecting hundreds of mentally disabled people by not providing food, medication, adequate housing, therapy or mental health care. 
Puerto Rico has since agreed to make dozens of changes, including opening new treatment centers and hiring more employees, as a result of the more than 1,300 court orders issued during the lengthy litigation, Justice Secretary Guillermo Somoza said.


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