The purpose of this paper is to present and describe a unique legislative prescription, an untried approach to the long-standing and vexing problem of insuring that each patient confined in a public mental institution will be insured at least a minimum standard of treatment. Such legislation, embodying the concept of state responsibility for treatment and offering a method for assumption of that responsibility, has been introduced in the 1969-1970 Pennsylvania legislative session.
Marian S. Furman & James A. Conners Jr.,
Pennsylvania Experiment in Due Process,
Duq. L. Rev.
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