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
Published: St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 2016
Series:Nutshell series
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Confidentiality
  • Expert testimony
  • Criminal law
  • Civil commitment and other civil matters
  • Civil liability of mental health professionals
  • Discrimination against mentally ill and intellectually disabled
  • Financial and medical benefits for disabled persons