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Health Care & Hospital Law

Feb. 6, 2015

Reform long overdue for conservatorship process

The conservatorship process for adults with developmental disabilities is broken. By Thomas F. Coleman


By Thomas F. Coleman


The conservatorship process for adults with developmental disabilities is broken. There are about 40,000 such adults currently in conservatorships in California, and about 5,000 new cases are added to the system each year. There are many systemic and operational problems with the processing of these cases.


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