ERIC Number: ED138013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: 0
State Responsibilities to the Mentally Disabled.
Designed for state administrative officials, the report examines legal issues involved in treatment and deinstitutionalization of mentally ill and mentally retarded persons. A historical account reviews definitions and available services for the two populations. Implications of significant court decisions are analyzed for cases involving right to treatment, right to least restrictive alternative, right to education, right to liberty, and rights of hospitalized patients in institutions. The issue of deinstitutionalization is considered, and successful approaches in Connecticut and Virginia are described. (CL)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Emotional Disturbances, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Disorders, Mental Retardation, State Government
Council of State Governments, Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of State Governments, Lexington, KY.