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07-OCFS-ADM-04: Protective Services for Adults (PSA): Memorandum of Understanding with Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD)
The purpose of this Administrative Directive is to inform Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) of the enactment of Chapter 536 of the Laws of 2005, as amended by Chapter 356 of the Laws of 2006. This new law requires the Commissioner of OMRDD to investigate reports of physical, sexual or emotional abuse, or active, passive or self-neglect, of any adult living in the community presumed to be diagnosed with mental retardation or a developmental disability known by the OMRDD Commissioner or any of OMRDD’s duly authorized service providers. Further, it directed OMRDD and OCFS to develop the attached Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) delineating the responsibilities of both agencies regarding the reporting and investigating of suspected cases of abuse of adults diagnosed with mental retardation and/or a developmental disability. This MOU shall be executed by each Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) and each LDSS within its jurisdiction and reviewed at least annually.


Created: 4/20/2007