2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:753 — Membership

§753.  Membership

A.  Council members shall be appointed by the governor.  Membership of the council shall not exceed twenty-eight persons.  At least sixty percent of the membership of the council shall consist of individuals with developmental disabilities, parents or guardians of children with developmental disabilities, or immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves.  Of this sixty percent of the council, one-third shall be persons with developmental disabilities, one-third shall be parents or guardians of children with developmental disabilities or immediate relatives or guardians of adults with mentally impairing developmental disabilities who cannot advocate for themselves, and one-third shall be a combination of those described above.  At least one of these individuals shall be an immediate relative or guardian of an individual with a developmental disability who resides or previously resided in an institution or shall be an individual with a developmental disability who resides or previously resided in an institution.

B.  Of the remaining membership of the council, there shall be representation of the principal state agencies, in accordance with federal law; and representatives of higher education training facilities, local agencies, and nongovernmental agencies and groups concerned with services to persons with developmental disabilities.

Added by Acts 1982, No. 528, §1.  Acts 1989, No. 515, §1, eff. July 1, 1989; Acts 2001, No. 638, §1, eff. June 22, 2001.

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