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S.B. 160 Enrolled

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UTAH STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER

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AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

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House Sponsor: John Dougall

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends the Utah Human Services Code to provide that a person who qualifies
             11      to receive services under the home and community-based services waiver shall instead
             12      be placed in the Utah State Developmental Center or another Intermediate Care Facility
             13      for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) if the person, or the person's legal representative
             14      or legal guardian, chooses that placement.
             15      Highlighted Provisions:
             16          This bill:
             17          .    requires that, when a person qualifies to receive services under the home and
             18      community-based services waiver, the Division of Services for People with
             19      Disabilities shall:
             20              .    inform the person, or that person's legal representative or legal guardian, of any
             21      reasonable alternatives under the waiver; and
             22              .    place the person in the Utah State Developmental Center, or another ICF/MR if
             23      the person, or the person's legal representative or legal guardian, chooses that
             24      placement; and
             25          .    makes technical changes.
             26      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             27          None
             28      Other Special Clauses:
             29          None


             30      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             31      AMENDS:
             32          62A-5-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1996, Chapter 179
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             34      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             35          Section 1. Section 62A-5-201 is amended to read:
             36           62A-5-201. Utah State Developmental Center.
             37          (1) The facility for persons with mental retardation located in American Fork City,
             38      Utah County, shall be known as the "Utah State Developmental Center."
             39          (2) Within appropriations authorized by the Legislature, the role and function of the
             40      developmental center is to:
             41          (a) provide care, services, and treatment to persons described in Subsection (3); and
             42          (b) provide the following services and [supports] support to persons with disabilities
             43      who do not reside at the developmental center:
             44          (i) psychiatric testing;
             45          (ii) specialized medical and dental treatment and evaluation;
             46          (iii) family and client special intervention;
             47          (iv) crisis management;
             48          (v) occupational, physical, speech, and audiology services; and
             49          (vi) professional services, such as education, evaluation, and consultation, for families,
             50      public organizations, providers of community and family support services, and courts.
             51          (3) [Within] Except as provided in Subsection (6), within appropriations authorized by
             52      the Legislature, and notwithstanding the provisions of Part 3 [of this chapter, after October 1,
             53      1997], Admission to Mental Retardation Facility, only the following persons may be residents
             54      of, be admitted to, or receive care, services, or treatment at the developmental center:
             55          (a) persons with mental retardation;
             56          (b) persons who receive services and supports under Subsection (2)(b); and
             57          (c) persons who require at least one of the following services from the developmental


             58      center:
             59          (i) continuous medical care;
             60          (ii) intervention for conduct that is dangerous to self or others; or
             61          (iii) temporary residential assessment and evaluation.
             62          (4) (a) [The] Except as provided in Subsection (6), the division shall, in [its] the
             63      division's discretion[,]:
             64          (i) place residents from the developmental center into appropriate less restrictive
             65      placements; and [shall]
             66          (ii) determine each year the number to be placed based upon the individual assessed
             67      needs of the residents.
             68          (b) The division shall confer with parents and guardians to ensure the most
             69      appropriate placement for each resident.
             70          (5) [Within] Except as provided in Subsection (7), within appropriations authorized by
             71      the Legislature, and notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (3) and Part 3 [of this
             72      chapter, after June 30, 1996], Admission to Mental Retardation Facility, a person who is under
             73      18 years of age may be a resident of, admitted to, or receive care, services, or treatment at the
             74      developmental center only if the director certifies in writing that the developmental center is
             75      the most appropriate placement for that person. [This restriction does not apply to persons
             76      who receive services and supports under Subsection (2)(b).]
             77          (6) (a) If the division determines, pursuant to Utah's Home and Community-Based
             78      Services Waiver for Individuals with Mental Retardation and Other Related Conditions, that a
             79      person who otherwise qualifies for placement in an ICF/MR should receive services in a home
             80      or community-based setting, the division shall:
             81          (i) if the person does not have a legal representative or legal guardian:
             82          (A) inform the person of any feasible alternatives under the waiver; and
             83          (B) give the person the choice of being placed in an ICF/MR or receiving services in a
             84      home or community-based setting; or
             85          (ii) if the person has a legal representative or legal guardian:


             86          (A) inform the legal representative or legal guardian of any feasible alternatives under
             87      the waiver; and
             88          (B) give the legal representative or legal guardian the choice of having the person
             89      placed in an ICF/MR or receiving services in a home or community-based setting.
             90          (b) If a person chooses, under Subsection (6)(a)(i), to be placed in an ICF/MR instead
             91      of receiving services in a home or community-based setting, the division shall:
             92          (i) ask the person whether the person prefers to be placed in the developmental center
             93      rather than a private ICF/MR; and
             94          (ii) if the person expresses a preference to be placed in the developmental center:
             95          (A) place the person in the developmental center if the cost of placing the person in
             96      the developmental center is equal to, or less than, the cost of placing the person in a private
             97      ICF/MR; or
             98          (B) (I) strongly consider the person's preference to be placed in the developmental
             99      center if the cost of placing the person in the developmental center exceeds the cost of placing
             100      the person in a private ICF/MR; and
             101          (II) place the person in the developmental center or a private ICF/MR.
             102          (c) If a legal representative or legal guardian chooses, under Subsection (6)(a)(ii), to
             103      have the person placed in an ICF/MR instead of receiving services in a home or
             104      community-based setting, the division shall:
             105          (i) ask the legal representative or legal guardian whether the legal representative or
             106      legal guardian prefers to have the person placed in the developmental center rather than a
             107      private ICF/MR; and
             108          (ii) if the legal representative or legal guardian expresses a preference to have the
             109      person placed in the developmental center:
             110          (A) place the person in the developmental center if the cost of placing the person in
             111      the developmental center is equal to, or less than, the cost of placing the person in a private
             112      ICF/MR; or
             113          (B) (I) strongly consider the legal representative's or legal guardian's preference for the


             114      person's placement if the cost of placing the person in the developmental center exceeds the
             115      cost of placing the person in a private ICF/MR; and
             116          (II) place the person in the developmental center or a private ICF/MR.
             117          (7) The certification described in Subsection (5) is not required for a person who
             118      receives services and support under Subsection (2)(b).


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