Carey blasts Paterson for veto on disabled felony bill

Carey blasted such organizations for blocking what he said would be a great benefit for those they protect.

"Whoever is in charge of these organizations should step down," he said. "They're trying to protect employees and caregiversthey don't want further litigation."

Jonathan Carey was 13 when two Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities caregivers improperly restrained the youth while he was on an outing from the OD Heck Developmental Center in Schenectady. Both caretakers were convicted and sentenced to time in prison.

In 2007, Spitzer signed Jonathan's Law, which guarantees parents access to medical records on their developmentally disabled children and requires government facilities to inform parents of any incidents of patient abuse.


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