2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:621 — Pilot programs for children with developmental disabilities who are considered at-risk juveniles

CHAPTER 8.  PILOT PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL

DISABILITIES WHO ARE CONSIDERED AT-RISK JUVENILES

§621.  Pilot programs for children with developmental disabilities who are considered at-risk juveniles

A.  The office for citizens with developmental disabilities, Department of Health and Hospitals, may provide for the establishment of pilot programs for children with developmental disabilities who are considered at-risk juveniles.  The pilot programs may provide developmental disabilities services including assessment, counseling, and structured activities and living options, both as defined in this Title  for juveniles referred by other agencies including but not limited to juvenile courts, the office of community services, and the office of youth development.  The pilot programs shall be operated in cooperation with other offices of the Department of Health and Hospitals, the Department of Social Services, and the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

B.  The office may contract with community-based organizations and other public or private organizations and facilities to administer and operate the pilot programs to the extent that funds are available.

C.  The office shall promulgate rules and regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act to provide definitions and to establish standards for program operations and procedures.

D.  The office may apply for available federal, state, and private funds for diagnostic and referral programs for at-risk juveniles.

Acts 1990, No. 799, §1; Acts 2004, No. 858, §1, eff. July 12, 2004.

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