This collection of laws, proposed legislation, reports from task forces, and lawsuit and consent decree documents represents two centuries of discourse and policy that has impacted people with developmental disabilities in Maine and across the United States.
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1979 to 1983 Pineland Consent Decree
1980 Long Term Care Dilemmas – Perceptions and Recommendations – Report of Task Force on Long Term Care for Adults
1981 Maine Law Chapter 693 – AN ACT to Revise the Education Laws
2008 Report of Blue Ribbon Commission to Study the Future of Home-based and Community Care