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Mental Disability Law in 1994

By The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Although progress was made on some fronts in 1994 on behalf of individuals with mental disabilities, overall the results of the year's advocacy are sobering. This article discusses the collapse of the comprehensive health care reform initiative, punitive legislative amendments affecting disability recipients with substance-abuse problems, proposals to eliminate or curtail the children's SSI program, and gains made in litigation under the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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