(VESTAL, N.Y.) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined a piece of legislation that would help protect special needs people in state programs, according to a report in the Press Sun & Bulletin.
Michael Hogan, the head of New York's Office of Mental Health, presented Gov. Cuomo's proposal at Binghamton University on Wednesday. The new law would make way for the creation of the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. The Center would include its own inspector general and prosecutor who would investigate possible abuse in state facilities, according to the report.
The Center would also provide an around-the-clock hotline and a database that keeps records of abuse.
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