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ADA/Disability 

ADA/Disability
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ADA/Disability
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Howard Forman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199344659.003.0016
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date: 18 January 2018

Chapter 16 includes a group of cases that relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Most of the cases involve Title II of the act, specifically that no individual with a disability can be denied services by public entities. The disabilities claimed in the cases vary broadly, from HIV to carpal tunnel syndrome to schizophrenia, but they are all critical in defining accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Olmstead v. Zimring is particularly relevant to psychiatry because it addressed the concern about institutional warehousing of mentally disabled individuals. Other cases in this section include Carter v. General Motors, Bragdon v. Abbott, Pennsylvania v. Yeskey, Toyota v. Williams, Hargrave v. Vermont, and U.S. v. Georgia.

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