ERIC Number: ED264496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-21
Reference Count: N/A
Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act of 1985. Committee on Energy and Commerce Report, Together with Additional and Dissenting Views, to Accompany H.R. 3942. House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
This is a report submitted by Representative Dingell of the Committee on Energy and Commerce concerning the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Act of 1985. The purpose of this bill is to assist the states to establish advocacy systems on behalf of mentally ill persons who are or have been institutionalized and to provide emotional, educational, and practical support for mentally ill persons exhibiting memory disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease. Amendments in the form of specific wording changes are presented. The report summarizes the background of the legislation, previous hearings, committee findings, and cost estimates from the House committee and Congressional Budget Office. An analysis of the bill is included which defines many of the bill's terms. Views dissenting with parts of the bill are presented by Representatives Bilirakis and Waxman. A brief statement of opposition to the entire bill signed by 11 Congressmen concludes the document. (ABL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.