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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 246

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 3015

 

*03015*

Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. OSTEN, 19th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING A STATE-WIDE WAITING LIST FOR RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That title 17a of the general statutes be amended to require the Commissioner of Developmental Services to establish a state-wide, comprehensive waiting list for residential placement for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that (1) is updated annually, (2) is organized geographically, (3) identifies and quantifies priority services for each individual, and (4) includes a twenty-year projection of possible additions to the waiting list.

Statement of Purpose:

To better serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by developing a state-wide waiting list for services and projecting needs twenty years into the future.