2005 Montana Code Annotated - 53-20-202 — Definitions.


     53-20-202. Definitions. As used in this part, the following definitions apply:
     (1) "Comprehensive developmental disability system" means a system of services, including but not limited to the following basic services, with the intention of providing alternatives to institutionalization:
     (a) evaluation services;
     (b) diagnostic services;
     (c) treatment services;
     (d) day-care services;
     (e) training services;
     (f) education services;
     (g) employment services;
     (h) recreation services;
     (i) personal-care services;
     (j) domiciliary-care services;
     (k) special living arrangements services;
     (l) counseling services;
     (m) information and referral services;
     (n) follow-along services;
     (o) protective and other social and sociolegal services; and
     (p) transportation services.
     (2) "Department" means the department of public health and human services.
     (3) "Developmental disabilities" means disabilities attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or any other neurologically disabling condition closely related to mental retardation and requiring treatment similar to that required by mentally retarded individuals if the disability originated before the person attained age 18, has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and results in the person having a substantial disability.
     (4) "Developmental disabilities facility" means any service or group of services offering care to persons with developmental disabilities on an inpatient, outpatient, residential, clinical, or other programmatic basis.

     History: En. 80-2612 by Sec. 2, Ch. 325, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 80-2612; amd. and redes. 71-2402 by Sec. 1, Ch. 239, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 559, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 71-2402; amd. Sec. 113, Ch. 370, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 255, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 475, Ch. 546, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 70, Ch. 472, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 78, L. 2005.

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