Medication-assisted Treatment and the Americans with Disabilities Act
a FACT SHEET by the Legislative Analysis and Public Policy Association
Inmates have recently begun fighting back against state prison policies that ban MAT medications in correctional facilities by arguing in court cases that these policies violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution. As courts begin to rule in favor of the inmates, states will need to reconsider their policies on MAT in correctional settings to avoid future lawsuits.
Click here to read the full MAT and the ADA Fact Sheet.