By enacting the Mental Health Procedures Act of 1976, Pennsylvania responded to judicial recognition that despite laudable achievements in the confinement and treatment process made possible by the Mental Health-Mental Retardation Act of 1966, deprivations of liberty were still present which demanded due process protection. The commentator analyzes provisions of the new act and their efficacy in balancing the respective rights of society and individuals involved in civil and criminal commitments and detentions.
Pennsylvania's Mental Health Procedures Act,
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