A spokeswoman for Kemp, Candice Broce, responded to a request from GHN: “While we respect the work of the independent expert, we do not agree with recent allegations of state respect. But at this point, we refuse the possibility of getting more details on the comparison. The extension agreement improves quality monitoring and requires specific measures in the event of serious incidents and corrective measures to address deficiencies. The state will collect and verify the data to identify trends and develop initiatives to improve quality. In addition, Georgia will require suppliers to develop risk management and quality improvement programs. According to an independent expert report released this week, Georgia has yet to receive any significant elements of its agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on the care of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. “She [Jones] found, and I agree, “more needs to be done to ensure that people with mental illness are connected to the shelters and community support they need, as required by the settlement treaty. The conciliation agreement is not in a place where we can leave and hope for the best. … I am very afraid that the disappearance of the workplace will only set us back. In his report, Jones made an exception to the state`s assertion that it significantly complies with the terms of the transaction agreement.
The Department of Justice recently told the state that it did not respond to Georgia`s request to end federal oversight at that time- She said it was up to the federal judge involved in the settlement case to approve a final agreement to end Justice Department oversight. “Olmstead`s decision strongly confirmed that people with disabilities have the right to live and receive services in the integrated environment that best suits them as individuals,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Citizens` Rights. “As part of this agreement, the State of Georgia will provide community services to hundreds of people with developmental disabilities and thousands of people with mental illnesses. The promises of the ADA and Olmstead are finally becoming a reality for Georgians suffering from mental illnesses and developmental disabilities. The 2010 transaction agreement was renewed in 2016. WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that it has reached a comprehensive agreement that will change the state of Georgia`s mental health and developmental disability system and resolve a U.S. complaint against the state.
The complaint argued for the illegitimate segregation of people with mental illness and developmental disabilities in the state`s psychiatric hospitals in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the pioneering Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C. “Georgia is home to the Olmstead decision of the Supreme Court,” said Sally Quillian Yates , U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia. “With this agreement, the state is beginning to deliver on Olmstead`s promise to end the inappropriate segregation of people with disabilities in public hospitals that stand out from the community.” The ministry has opened settlement negotiations with the state.