State must exercise parens patriae jurisdiction for mentally disabled adults without family support: Madras High Court

Justice GR Swaminathan directed the Tamil Nadu government to provide lifelong accommodation and medical care to a 20-year-old mentally ill man.
Madurai Bench of Madras High Court
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The Madras High Court recently held that the State is duty bound to extend its parens patriae jurisdiction and take care of adults with mental health illnesses, who have no family support.

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