A legal right, recognized at various tiers of government, which guarantees that individuals with disabilities or dysfunctions (typically chronic, prolonged, or recurrent) hold the right to obtain proper care and therapy commiserate with their particular requirements. These legal rights might apply on a national level, or within specific states or provincial regions; or be limited to particular diseases and disabilities. A basic doctrine which states that any facility which has assumed the obligation of providing treatment for an individual is lawfully required to render medication and therapy that is deemed both sufficient and suitable.

RIGHT TO TREATMENT: "Every individual should be afforded the right to treatment, even if they cannot pay."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RIGHT TO TREATMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/right-to-treatment/ (accessed July 6, 2022).


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