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Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) files complaints against licensed or certified health care professionals involved in abusive and neglectful incidents in nursing homes and other care facilities. MPAS files complaints against individual licenses after the state substantiates abuse or neglect in a facility where those professionals provide patient care or supervise care providers. While these investigations are lengthy and cumbersome, the results of this advocacy are impactful in reducing the rates of abuse and neglect in Michigan.

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Statement by Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) on the Proposed Closure of Public Juvenile Justice Facilities:

Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is Michigan’s designated protection and advocacy program, mandated to serve persons with disabilities in the Great Lakes State. Closing public...

Marquette Hospital Refused Treatment to Suicidal Inmate

Inmate petitioned to UP Health Systems Marquette for treatment; discharged while still suicidal after two hour stay with no mental health evaluation Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (...

Michigan Department of Corrections Facing Class Action Disability Lawsuit

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. and co-counsel file suit for failure to provide appropriate services for deaf, hard of hearing inmates The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC)...

Elmer L. Cerano, MPAS Executive Director, Speaks to Karen Carter From CW50 on Two Big Issues Facing the Disability Community

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. Executive Director, Elmer L. Cerano, appeared on CW50 Detroit's Saturday morning talk show "Street Beat" with host Karen Carter on Jan. 10, 2015...

ABLE Act Passes Overwhelmingly with Bipartisan Support

Long-awaited victory for people with disabilities and their families The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday , Dec. 16, by a vote of 76-16. The...

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