ERIC Number: ED116434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
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Memo from the Director.
Brown, Bertram S.
Presented are six documents concerning the Supreme Court decision in the O'Connor v. Donaldson case on the constitutional rights of civilly committed mental patients. Covered in a preliminary analysis of the major issues and some implications for mental health providers are the topics of immediate impact of the decision, the right to treatment, continuing confinement, liability of state hospital officials, and issues left undecided. Provided is a brief notice for mental patients regarding their constitutional rights, and noted in the report on legal services to the institutionalized poor is that lack of mobility is a major obstacle for involuntarily confined persons. Also included are copies of the syllabus, the opinion for a unanimous Court delivered by Justice Potter Stewart, and a concurring opinion filed by Chief Justice Warren Burger regarding the O'Connor v. Donaldson case. (SB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Economically Disadvantaged, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Federal Legislation, Hospitals, Institutionalized Persons, Therapy
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. (633-955/71 1-3)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.