Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) and the state’s top health authorities issued a warning that any caretakers who mistreat or abuse developmentally-impaired or other vulnerable people will face serious repercussions.

In order to provide an update on ongoing inquiries regarding an alleged abuse and neglect case involving a disabled person that was brought to the state’s attention in early March, Governor Grisham was joined by members of her cabinet and law enforcement officials at the state Capitol.

Four service providers in the Albuquerque region had their contracts with the state terminated as a result of the lawsuit.

Also, it sparked a “forensic assessment” of the entire developmentally-disabled waiver system, which is intended to provide an alternative to institutional care, according to the governor. (Excerpt from One America News.)


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