Olmstead v. L.C.

US Supreme Court

119 S.Ct. 2176 (1999)

Jun 22 1999


The Supreme Court held that, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, states are required to place persons with mental disabilities in community settings rather than institutions when the state’s treatment professionals have determined that community placement is appropriate, the transfer to a less restrictive setting is not opposed by the affected individual, and, in light of the resources of the states and the needs of others with disabilities, the placement can reasonably be achieved.

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