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Upcoming Meetings
09.28.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
11.02.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
11.13.18 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting
12.04.18 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
12.14.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
09.25.18 Temporary Traffic Control Training
09.26.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
09.26.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
09.26.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
10.03.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.04.18 Rescue Task Force (RTF) Training
10.09.18 Corrections Supervision Training
10.10.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.17.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.17.18 Managing a Mental Health Crisis
10.23.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
10.23.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
11.02.18 Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors
12.04.18 Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter
01.09.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
01.09.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training


What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
Senior Counsel Tim Belanger Set to Retire October 1
Tim has been a part of the MMRMA team for 25 years, and we wish him many happy adventures in retirement!


August 2018
Board Chairman on the Value of Member-MMRMA Partnerships; Managing Cyber Security Threats in Public Spaces; Updated Data Breach Coverage for Members Reflects Evolving Risks

June 2018
Upcoming Annual Meeting Emphasizes Balance of Technology, People; Riding Innovation Wave Takes Creativity & Partnerships; MMRMA Tactical Encounters Training Improves Critical Thinking in Law Enforcement Officers

U.S. Supreme Court Changes Terminology

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the term "mental retardation" is no longer appropriate. "Intellectual disability" is now the accepted term.

The shift came in Hall v. Florida, in which the Court, in a 5-4 decision, struck down the state's method for determining whether to execute a death row inmate claiming intellectual disability.

In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote: "Previous opinions of this court have employed the term 'mental retardation.' This opinion uses the term 'intellectual disability' to describe the identical phenomenon." 

Kennedy went on to point out that the "change in terminology is approved and used in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, one of the basic texts used by pysychiatrists and other experts."

In the dissent, Justice Samuel Alito Jr. also used the updated term.




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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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