Nineteen NYC Adult Homes Accused of Sending Residents to Psychiatric ER ... from New York Daily News Thu. 24-Dec-2015

Nineteen NYC Adult Homes Accused of Sending Residents to Psychiatric ER ... from New York Daily News Thu. 24-Dec-2015

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Nineteen adult homes are accused of using unwarranted 911 calls to discipline mentally and emotionally disabled residents by sending them to psychiatric emergency rooms, according to a new lawsuit.

MFY Legal Services, a nonprofit group that litigates on behalf of the poor, wants the courts to order the city to turn over tapes of 911 calls from those homes.

"MFY has been advised by residents in adult homes ... that these facilities have been using emergency services to inappropriately send residents to psychiatric emergency rooms," MFY's lawyer John Hutchinson says in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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