Public Health Reports
Volume 119, Issue 3
State Health Reform; Discrimination
This installment of Law and the Public’s Health examines the meaning of Olmstead v. L.C. for public health agencies administering personal health care programs. Handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999, Olmstead was a landmark decision that interpreted the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or the Act) as it applies to public programs and thus is of great relevance to many public health agencies. Following an overview of the decision and its interpretation by lower federal courts, this column concludes with a discussion of the implications of Olmstead and its progeny for public health policy and practice.
Teitelbaum, J., Burke, T., Rosenbaum, S. (2004). Olmstead v. L.C. and the Americans With Disabilities Act: Implications for public health policy and practice. Law and the Public's Health, 119(3), 371-374.