The Misuse of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes Must Stop

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submitted by Lindsay Heckler, Supervising Attorney The details of the misuse of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes in the New York Times article should shock the conscience of the community and must finally spur action by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the NYS Department of Health, Congress, and the NYS Legislature. The misuse…

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Post Name Change Instructions

Your name is an important part of your identity.  It gives others information about your background and your gender identity.  For many transgender people, the legal name change process can be empowering, yet complex.   In New York, you can start using a new name without going to court.  However, third parties (such as the…

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Clearing an Indicated Report

How can you clear an indication on a CPS Report? Why would you want to? Years-old indications can impact your ability to become a legal guardian or foster parent in the future. Learn more about how to clear these records by watching the video below, and reading through the PDF document, created by our High…

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NYS Power of Attorney Law

Changes to the New York State Power of Attorney law took effect on June 13, 2021.  While these changes to not impact existing Power of Attorney documents (completed before June 13, 2021), they do affect these documents moving forward.  For more information on these changes and questions that you may have, please see our informational…

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 Chafee Funds Program of NYS: COVID-19 Cash Assistance for Foster Youth

submitted by Kiana Stamps, intern The Chafee Program offers assistance to help current and former foster care youth achieve self-sufficiency. Additional Chafee Cash Assistance funds will be distributed on a one-time, first-come, first served basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ELIGIBILITY: Chafee cash assistance is available until September 30, 2021 for: Young adults, 18…

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Summer Webinar Series to begin July 13

The Center for Elder Law & Justice is partnering with the Erie County Department of Senior Services to host the 21st Annual Elder Law Day Virtual Summer Series. For the second year, presentations and consultations will be held virtually and recorded for future viewing. This collaboration is designed to provide information on legal issues affecting…

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