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OLMSTEAD v. L. C. (98-536) 138 F.3d 893

Question before the Court:
  1. Whether the ADA requires a state to place persons with mental disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions when the state's treatment professionals have determined that community placement is appropriate, and what standard is to be applied in assessing a state's assertion of a fundamental alteration defense to the obligation to afford such community placement
Supplemental Resources:
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
  • National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems

Last Updated on:
Wed Jul 3, 2013