124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Chapter 123

H.P. 468 - L.D. 654

Resolve, To Review Statutes, Rules and Policies Regarding Mental Retardation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Other Cognitive and Developmental Disorders

Sec. 1. Review and report. Resolved: That the Department of Health and Human Services shall complete its work conducted pursuant to Resolves 2007, chapter 78 regarding the review of laws, rules and policies regarding services, definitions, limitations, eligibility and levels of care for adults with mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorders and other cognitive and developmental disorders. The department shall complete its evaluation of the need for changes in law, rule or policy to ensure fairness and equity in the provision of services and evaluate the need for additional resources to meet previously unidentified needs. By January 15, 2010, the department shall report to the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services on its progress in the review and any recommended changes in law. The Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services is authorized to submit legislation related to recommendations of the working group to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333