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ERIC Number: ED018051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 201
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INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE MENTALLY RETARDED, A SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF STATE LAWS GOVERNING ADMISSION TO RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES, AND LEGAL RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED PATIENTS.
NEWMAN, ROGER W., ED.
SUMMARIZING AND ANALYZING LAWS GOVERNING THE ADMISSION OF THE MENTALLY RETARDED TO RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES AND THE LEGAL RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED PATIENTS, THIS REPORT COVERS THE 50 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AT THE END OF 1966. AFTER A CONSIDERATION OF THE METHOD OF REPORTING, TERMINOLOGY, AND DEFINITIONS, 13 TABLES AND CHARTS ARE PROVIDED WITH DISCUSSIONS. STATUTORY PROVISIONS TREATED INCLUDE VOLUNTARY ADMISSION (APPLICANTS AND PATIENTS' PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE), INSTITUTIONALIZATION BY CERTIFICATION (APPLICANTS AND PATIENTS' CONSENT, PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA, REVIEW, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE), AND JUDICIAL COMMITMENT (PRE-HEARING, HEARING, POST-HEARING, AND DISCHARGE PROCEDURES). ALSO PRESENTED ARE THE PROTECTIONS PROVIDED AND RIGHTS ASSURED INSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS, INCLUDING CONFIDENTIALITY, COMMUNICATION, TRAINING, TREATMENT, PERIODIC REVIEW, AND CONDITIONAL RELEASE. FOOTNOTES THROUGHOUT PROVIDE REFERENCES OR SUGGEST FURTHER STUDIES AND RESEARCH. APPENDIXES COMPARE INSTITUTIONALIZATION PROCEDURES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED AND THE MENTALLY ILL AND ARRANGE DATA ON FIRST ADMISSIONS TO INSTITUTIONS FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED BY AGE GROUPS. (JD)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. of Law, Psychiatry, and Criminology.; National Association for Retarded Children, New York, NY.
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