Developments in Mental Health Law

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 3-4, July-December

Group Homes and Restrictive Covenants
In a recent decision in the case of the Omega Corporation of Chesterfield v. D. Duane Malloy et al. [No. 812080 (Sept. 7, 1984)], the Supreme Court of Virginia upheld a Circuit Court order restraining construction and operation of two group homes for...
New Federal Nondiscrimination Regulations Define "Qualified Handicapped Persons
Two federal agencies have issued final regulations implementing provisions for nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794). The Department of Justice. whose regulations pertain...
Social Security Notes
Legislative Actions The U.S. Congress has recently completed work on and the President has signed legislation affecting key provisions of the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. The final version of the...
State Disability Rights Bill Revised
A substantially revised version of the Virginians with Disabilities Act (H.B. 817) was approved by a state Senate Subcommittee on November 19, 1984. On December 13 the full Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services approved the bill....
United States Supreme Court Confronts Two Special Education Controversies
On July 5, 1984, the United States Supreme Court announced two decisions applying the Education For All 1975 Handicapped Children Act [PL 94-142] Parents of children with mental disability will find one of these decisions more encouraging than the...