Rights of Inpatients in New York State Office of Mental Health Psychiatric Centers

Rights of Inpatients in New York State Office of Mental Health Psychiatric Centers

Rights of Inpatients in
New York State Office of Mental Health
Psychiatric Centers

Most people are admitted to New York State psychiatric centers under the Mental Hygiene Law. If you are among them, you are entitled to a broad array of basic rights succinctly set forth in the above document. (Download full text in pdf)

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Hat tip to Bethany Schumann-McGhee, Esq

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Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill Released by the ABA

The Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill – a project by the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging commissioned by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization – was designed for both the seriously ill individual and those caring for someone who is seriously ill. The guide explains “Seven Key Steps” in a brief, clear way while offering additional tips and resources for readers looking for more detailed information and guidance. The recently released guide addresses societal issues that have gained prominent media attention in recent years, such as paying for health care, managing health and personal decisions, and patient rights.

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Hat tip to beSpacific

Prof. Patty Salkin On FCC Timeline Ruling

Petition Pending for Reconsideration of New FCC Rules Setting Timeframes for Governments to Act on Wireless Tower Siting Applications Under TCA « LAW OF THE LAND

Petition Pending for Reconsideration of New FCC Rules Setting Timeframes for Governments to Act on Wireless Tower Siting Applications Under TCA
In a 5-0 decision, the Federal Communications Commission (“€œFCC”€) issued new rules, effective November 18, 2009, establishing deadlines for state and local zoning governments to act on wireless tower siting with respect to applications involving personal wireless services covered by Section 332(c)(7) of the Telecommunications Act.

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