Research

Syracuse Developmental Center Patient Case Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of patient case files from the Syracuse Developmental Center and its predecessors. Case files typically contain documentation of court commitment or voluntary admission, patient mental and medical history, progress reports, records of medical treatments, family contacts, transfers among residential units, disciplinary measures, and discharges.
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Quantity:
29 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1902-2017
Bulk Dates:
1902-1994
Series Number:
B2697

Arrangement

Uncertain.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of patient case files from the Syracuse Developmental Center and its predecessors. Case files typically contain documentation on court commitment or voluntary admission, patient mental and medical history at the time of admission, progress and regress reports, records of medical treatments, family contacts, transfers among residential units, disciplinary measures, and discharges. Files since the 1970s also contain considerable documentation on treatment plans and on Medicaid/Medicare benefits.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Mental Hygiene Law, Section 33.13, relating to confidentiality of clinical records. Access is permitted under certain conditions upon approval by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

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Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under RDA 21723.

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