Montana Developmental Center
HELENA — Staff members at a Montana facility for developmentally disabled people didn't follow agency protocol or state law and allowed possible evidence to be destroyed after a resident reported being raped, an advocacy group claimed.
A psychiatric aide at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder is accused of abusing a disabled person, which is a felony, for allegedly pushing a developmentally disabled man “hard into the doorway/wall” where the man struck his head on a door, resulting in a “large laceration on his scalp.”
HELENA – Nonprofit firms that care for thousands of mentally disabled Montanans urged the Bullock administration Wednesday to honor a 4 percent annual increase in their payment rates, as approved by the 2013 Legislature.
HELENA — The state Senate has rejected an attempt to revive legislation to downsize or even close a state-run center for the developmentally disabled.
HELENA — A bill to phase out the Montana Developmental Center was revived Wednesday after being “blasted” from a committee where it had been tabled and thought to be dead.
HELENA – A Senate committee has rejected a bill that would downsize and possibly close Montana’s state institution for the developmentally disabled.
DEER LODGE — A former employee at a state-run institution for the developmentally disabled who is serving a 10-year sentence for sexually assaulting a female client has been denied parole.
HELENA — Montana’s state institution for people who have developmental disabilities should be closed and its clients moved to community-based care, advocates for a bill to plan the possible closure testified on Friday.
HELENA — The state has paid a $350,000 settlement to the family of a developmentally disabled woman who was sexually assaulted by an employee at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder in 2010.
HELENA — A legislative panel Monday deadlocked on whether to introduce a bill in 2013 to eventually close the state institution in Boulder for the developmentally disabled, essentially killing the measure for now. The 4-4 vote by the Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Comm…
About 50 people with severe developmental disabilities live at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder about 30 miles from Helena. Most also have a serious mental illness, and several have been placed at MDC by a criminal court order.
If Montana decides to downsize or close the state home for the developmentally disabled, its residents must go somewhere — and that “somewhere” is community-based providers.
BOULDER — From the outside, the state-run Montana Developmental Center appears bucolic, its small cottages surrounded by manicured lawns and brick buildings housing offices, a pool, classrooms and a gymnasium. Staff members smile at clients, who respond in kind, as they chat about upcoming a…
BOULDER — While the Montana Developmental Center has taught some people the skills they need to live outside the facility, at least one client got worse under the care of MDC staff to the extent that the state was ordered to send him to a Baltimore facility for treatment in 2009 at the cost …
HELENA — After hearing stiff criticism of the state institution for the developmentally disabled, a legislative panel Monday voted to draft a bill requiring the state to develop a plan for closing the Boulder center by 2015.
HELENA — An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against the Montana Department of Justice seeking the public release of a report the group says may show that people involuntarily committed to the Montana Developmental Center are at risk of abuse or neglect.
HELENA — The superintendent of Montana’s center in Boulder for the developmentally disabled stepped down Friday, one day after an advocacy group demanded the resignation of the center’s top officials, citing a “documented pattern of abuse, neglect and mismanagement.”
Editor's note: This is the third of a three-day series examining Gov. Brian Schweitzer's proposed budget for the next two years.
HELENA - A former employee at the Montana Developmental Center who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his care last month has turned himself in to authorities.
HELENA - A Montana Developmental Center staff member accused of raping a woman in his care last month has resigned and the center's chief investigator has been placed on leave over his handling of the alleged assault.