NY Settles ADA Suit Over Poor Housing For Mentally Ill

Law360, New York (July 23, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The state of New York on Tuesday settled lawsuits brought by a class of New York City residents and the federal government over alleged Adults with Disabilities Act violations tied to New York City’s practice of segregating mentally ill patients in privately owned adult care homes.

The settlement agreement ends allegations accusing the city of failing to service individuals with mental illness in the “most integrated setting” possible as required by the ADA. For qualified patients, the city will now offer more integrated housing, the government...
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