Developmental Disabilities Parents Bill of Rights

posted in: Government, NJPC | 0

Bill A1134 would provide ” authorized family members”, defined as ” a parent who is a guardian of a person with a developmental disability, or a relative of a person with a developmental disability who is authorized by the person’s guardian, or by the person if the person is his own guardian” , with the right to obtain information from State agencies, health care professionals, service providers and other agencies, regarding their family member with a developmental disability, to be treated with consideration and respect, to receive telephone calls in a timely manner, to receive information in writing, to be free from retaliation if a complaint is made, and to be involved in the person’s plan of care. It passed the Assembly unanimously and is awaiting action by the Senate.
Read it HERE