New York State Commission on the Quality of Care (CQC)

The Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled serves
people with mental disabilities and their families by providing independent oversight of the quality and cost-effectiveness of services provided by all mental hygiene programs in New York State. It administers five federal formula grant programs through which it provides legal and non-legal advocacy services to persons with disabilities to assist them in obtaining the services and protections of federal and state laws.

CQC offers a hotline to register a complaint or allegation of abuse, a Frequently Asked Questions webpage, and information about finding help for persons with developmental disabilities.
CQC offers links to helpful resources, including a “How to Find Help for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in New York State” directory and the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities’s Map and Resource Directory service:

270 Broadway
Room 2808
New York, NY 10007

(800) 624-4143 - TTY Hotline
(718) 923-4307 - Voice



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