Title

Law & Psychiatry: The Americans With Disabilities Act and community-based treatment law

Authors

John Petrila

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Keywords

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Community-based care

Abstract

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its 1998 term, decided two cases related to the application of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). In one, the court ruled that the ADA applies to inmates of state prisons (1). In the other, the court held that asymptomatic HIV disease was a covered disability within the statute (2). Because these cases were decided by the Supreme Court, they received considerable attention.

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