12 judgments found.

Case T-209/99

Country: Colombia
Year: 1999
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitucional]
Citation: Constitutional Court, Fourth Revision Chamber, April thirteen (13) ninty ninty nine (1999), Magistrate Dr. CARLOS GAVIRIA DÍAZ, Ruling T-209/99.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to family life, Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

This joint appeal involved two cases wherein mentally ill individuals were released from psychiatric hospitals into the care of their families. In File 152.647, Jorge Sandro Hernandez Tacuri had been repeatedly admitted into psychiatric hospitals because he suffered from a variety of mental psychosis, including schizophrenia and epilepsy. After treatment in the psychiatric hospital, Jorge …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Community-based care, Health insurance, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Social security
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Olmstead v. L.C.

Country: United States
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 527 U.S. 581 (1999)
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The Respondents, L. C. and E. W., both mentally disabled women, brought proceedings against the State alleging that the State’s failure to place them in a community-based program, after their treating professional had determined that such a placement was appropriate, violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Title II of …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Community-based care, Compulsory confinement, Disabled, Handicapped, Involuntary confinement, Mandatory confinement, Mental disability, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Mental institution, Mental retardation, Psychiatry, Psychology, Public hospitals, Schizophrenia
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