Mental health law in a nutshell /

Mental health law is a unique body of statutory and case law intended to protect and assist citizens with mental illness. This Nutshell describes this important field of law. Mental illness and intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation) impact 20% of Americans, and have enormous pe...

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Main Author: Myers, John E. B.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 2019
Edition:Second edition
Series:Nutshell series
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