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LGBT Older Adults: Know Your Rights in New York State Nursing Homes

July 2010 | Lamda Legal and SAGE

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"Nursing homes risk civil liability and fines if they violate state laws prohibiting discrimination, abuse and neglect of LGBT older adults."

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have many legal rights while in the care of a nursing home in New York State, including the right to be free from discrimination, neglect and emotional and physical abuse. This document is a list of questions and answers to help providers, clients and families know important legal rights as it pertains to LGBT older adults and housing in New York State.


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