OPWDDOffice for People with Developmental Disabilities (New York)
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The CHOICES system, a proprietary system developed by OPWDD and launched in 2010, currently has plans to accept data electronically but lacks an exact timeframe.
(93) "If a defendant is remanded for commitment following a finding that she is an incapacitated person, it is imperative that the defendant be [confined in] the custody of the proper state official." (94) In New York, the Commissioner of the OMH and the Commissioner of the OPWDD are authorized to take custody of incapacitated defendants.
The authors acknowledge that the term "intellectual disability" has replaced the term "mental retardation" and its derivatives in the federal government and most states, including New York with its renamed Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).