GNYHA hosted a roundtable meeting on October 2 with New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs Executive Director Denise Miranda. Ms. Miranda, who assumed the leadership role in 2017, detailed changes implemented during her tenure that support the Justice Center’s mission and values, including consistency, timeliness, and collaboration. The Justice Center has implemented internal quality and performance monitoring procedures, including routinely reviewing cases to ensure allegations with similar facts reach similar conclusions. When inconsistencies are identified, the Justice Center provides investigators with uniform and standardized training. GNYHA members offered to provide input on Justice Center investigator training in light of the unique patient population served in their institutions’ acute units. Ms. Miranda has previously acknowledged the importance of the comprehensive patient safety and incident management programs already in hospitals and hospital staff’s commitment to ensuring the safety of the vulnerable persons they serve. She also reported on significant improvements in the Justice Center’s timeline for making final determinations on open cases. GNYHA members acknowledged progress in their interactions with the Justice Center, saying they look forward to continued collaboration to further the Center’s mission of protecting vulnerable persons and supporting the dedicated staff who provide its services.
This document answers frequently asked questions on a number of topics regarding the New York State Justice Center.
This presentation provides an overview of The Justice Center and discusses its key elements, including: Mandated Reporters Regulatory Overview New Disclosure Requirements Code of Conduct Staff Exclusion List