Law and the Delivery of Mental Health Services in the Community
Perlin, Michael L.
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 1994 Apr; 64(2): 194-208.
Little attention has been paid to the question of the right of the mentally disabled to voluntary mental health services in community settings. This article examines the case law, the social context in which the important cases arose, the expected impact of the recent passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the applications of therapeutic jurisprudence principles to the underlying questions.
Alternatives; Attitudes; Community Services; Discrimination; Economics; Federal Government; Government; Health; Health Services; Institutionalized Persons; Judicial Action; Law; Legal Rights; Legislation; Mental Health; Mental Health Services; Outpatient Commitment; Patient Advocacy; Patients; Patients' Rights; Rights; Social Discrimination; Social Impact; State Government;
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