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NCJ Number: 68417 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL RIGHTS OF MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS, VOLUME 2
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Practicing Law Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 902
Sponsoring Agency: Practicing Law Institute
New York, NY 10019
Publication Number: C4-4148/C6-4146
Sale Source: Practicing Law Institute
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SECOND OF A THREE-VOLUME SET, THIS BOOK IS A COMPENDIUM OF ARTICLES DEALING WITH THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS. IT WAS COMPILED AS A REFERENCE FOR A SPECIALIZED LEGAL TRAINING COURSE.
Abstract: PUBLIC AWARENESS OF ISSUES REGARDING THE BASIC RIGHTS OF THE EMOTIONALLY HANDICAPPED IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE LEGAL PROFESSION. ADVOCACY EFFORTS IN THE LAST DECADE HAVE RESULTED IN COURT RULINGS AIMED AT ERADICATING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THIS POWERLESS AND DISADVANTAGED GROUP AND ACCORDING MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS THE SAME RIGHTS AND DIGNITY AS OTHER CITIZENS. THE SEMINARS FOR WHICH THIS COURSEBOOK WAS PREPARED ARE DESIGNED FOR ATTORNEYS WHO ARE OR WISH TO BECOME A PART OF THE GROWING NETWORK OF LEGAL ADVOCATES FOR MENTALLY DISABLED CLIENTS. THE MATERIALS, IN OUTLINE-ESSAY FORM, REPRESENT OPINIONS OF LEADING PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD OF MENTAL DISABILITY LAW. ARTICLES COVER ALL THE MAJOR RIGHTS AREAS; IN ADDITION, THE VOLUMES CONTAIN MODEL COMPLAINTS, BRIEFS, STATUTES, AND OTHER LEGAL SOURCE MATERIALS SUCH AS RECENT SLIP OPINIONS. CONTINUING THE TOPICAL OUTLINE BEGUN IN VOLUME ONE, THIS SECOND VOLUME CONTAINS SECTIONS FIVE AND SIX ENTITLED, RESPECTIVELY, 'OTHER RIGHTS IN INSTITUTIONS' AND 'RIGHTS IN THE COMMUNITY.' ISSUES CONCERNING RIGHTS IN INSTITUTIONS INCLUDE REGULATING TREATMENT DECISIONS FOR CIVILLY COMMITTED PERSONS, PATIENTS' RIGHT TO REFUSE TREATMENT, PSYCHOACTIVE DRUGS, AND OTHER TYPES OF HAZARDOUS TREATMENT. A STATE SURVEY OF THE RIGHTS OF DISABLED PERSONS IN RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES IS PROVIDED. THE TOPIC OF COMMUNITY RIGHTS ENCOMPASSES EDUCATIONAL ISSUES, PROGRAMS, AND MATERIALS; COMBATING HANDICAP DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT, EXCLUSIONARY ZONING, AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. TABULAR DATA AND FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED WITH INDIVIDUAL ARTICLES. SEE ALSO NCJ 68415-16 AND NCJ 68418. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Affirmative action programs; Civil commitment; Community resources; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Court orders; Discrimination; Involuntary treatment; Legal aid services; Legal training; Legislation; Mental health services; Persons with cognitive disabilities; Psychiatric services; Right to treatment; Workshops and seminars
Note: LITIGATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE SERIES - CRIMINAL LAW AND URBAN PROBLEMS - COURSE HANDBOOK SERIES, NUMBER 115 PREPARED FOR DISTRIBUTION AT THE LEGAL RIGHTS OF MENTALLY DISABLED PERSONS PROGRAM, DECEMBER 1979 - MARCH 1980
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