The moral right of mental patients to adequate care and treatment has long been recognized in our society. Legal recognition of the same right is still in the nascent stage of development. Subsequent comments in this section suggest constitutional bases and analogies for the right. For purposes of this comment it is assumed that an adequate legal foundation has been established by case law and responsible commentary for recognizing a legally enforceable right to care and treatment.
Charles W. Kenrick,
The Right to Treatment: Judicial Realism - Judicial Initiative [Note],
Duq. L. Rev.
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