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The ADA & Other Legal Rights for People with Mental Illnesses

The following resources are available on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

The following resources are available on other legal rights:

Advanced Directives
    NAMI Public Policy Platform on Legal Issues: see Section 8.3 entitled Advance Directives and Healthcare Proxies

    Advanced Directives - article prepared by Ron Honberg, J.D., The Journal of NAMI California Vol. 11, Number 3, 2000 (Publication dedicated to Mental Illness and the Law)

    NEXUM: Mental Health Advance Directives by Contract - article prepared by Paul F. Stavis, Director of the Law and Psychiatry Center, George Mason University School of Law. The NEXUM article proposes a new approach for mental health advance directives and includes model advanced directive legislation and a table of state advance directive statutes. (pending).