HEALTH AND SAFETY
IDAHO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES AND FACILITIES ACT
39-4605. Duties of the department. The department shall provide appropriate services of habilitation and rehabilitation to the eligible population of developmentally disabled, and shall consult with the state council on developmental disabilities. The department shall be the primary agency responsible for the services set forth herein, and shall:
(1) Develop and prepare an annual plan for the initiation and maintenance of developmental disabilities services authorized in this chapter. Such services shall include, but not be limited to community comprehensive developmental disability services;
(2) Initiate and provide services which shall include, but not be limited to, community comprehensive developmental disabilities services;
(3) In order to provide services, enter into agreements with any person or persons, corporation or association, approved by the department, for the contracting of all or a portion of the costs of the care, treatment, maintenance, support and training of developmentally disabled persons; and
(4) Provide technical assistance for state and local personnel working in the field of developmental disabilities under this chapter.
Any person, corporation or association may make application to the department for approval and certification of the applicant’s developmental disabilities facility. The department may either grant or deny certification or revoke certification previously granted after investigation of the applicant’s facilities, to ascertain whether or not such facilities are adequate for the health, safety and the care, treatment, maintenance, training and support of developmentally disabled persons, in accordance with standards as set forth in rules and regulations promulgated by the board of health and welfare and consistent with existing national accreditation bodies.
[39-4605, added 1978, ch. 270, sec. 1, p. 626; am. 1980, ch. 325, sec. 8, p. 830.]