2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:454.1 — Developmental disabilities services system


§454.1.  Developmental disabilities services system

A.  The office for citizens with developmental disabilities shall establish a developmental disabilities services and supports system and shall serve as the single point of entry into the system.  The services and supports noted in the definition of developmental disabilities services in this Chapter are not intended to reflect all services that may be provided.

B.  For the purposes of this Chapter, the system shall encompass those developmental disabilities services provided by the office, the human services authorities and districts, and private and public providers.

C.  The office shall provide leadership in developing supports and services which promote self-determination by persons with developmental disabilities as primary decision makers in the choice and design of their services and providers, and in the control over the resources allocated to meet their personal outcomes and goals.

D.  Person and family-centered planning principles shall be used in the design and development of the support plan and in the development of procedures and practices of the system.

Acts 2005, No. 128, §1, eff. June 22, 2005.

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