Woods Services, Inc., a developmental disability services provider organization in Pennsylvania, is suing Disability Rights New York (DRNY) for defamation. In a report issued in October 2017, DRNY alleged that Woods had provided inadequate care to its residents. DRNY has been designated as the Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program for New York residents with disabilities since 2013.
Immediately after DRNY released the report, Woods said the report made false and misleading accusations about incidents already cleared by state investigators. Woods noted that its annual inspections, conducted by about 60 entities, have consistently found that Woods meets or . . .