Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, January-June

Americans with Disabilities Act Passed by Both Houses
Both the Senate and the House have passed versions of the Americans with Disabilities Act: The purpose of the ADA is to prohibit discrimination against persons with physical or mental disabilities by establishing a clear and comprehensive national...
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A Survey of Providers of Treatment to Sex Offenders in Virginia
For the past year, staff in the Office of Forensic Services, Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse services have been assembling a directory of mental health professionals treating sex offenders in the state of Virginia....
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New Legislation Authorizing Quarantine Aimed at AIDS Victims
Male prostitute Fabian Bridges travelled throughout Texas, spreading AIDS to an unknown number of people. His behavior instilled fear in the public and confounded health officials charged with stopping him. Desperate to halt the spread of AIDS, the...
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