PENNHURST CONSENT DECREE

a judicial decree mandating the closure of the Pennhurst State School and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the moving of those residing there with cognitive retardation to lesser constrained surroundings within the region.

PENNHURST CONSENT DECREE: "The Penhurst Consent Decree was a major motivator in the modifications to mental health care facilities that would follow."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PENNHURST CONSENT DECREE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pennhurst-consent-decree/ (accessed October 23, 2020).
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