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     Idaho Statutes

Idaho Statutes are updated to the website July 1 following the legislative session.


39-5102.  Definitions. As used in this chapter:
(1)  "Department" means the Idaho department of health and welfare.
(2)  "Developmental disability" means a chronic disability of an individual which appears before the age of twenty-two (22) years of age and:
(a)  Is attributable to an impairment, such as intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or a condition found to be closely related to or similar to one (1) of these impairments that requires similar treatment or services, or is attributable to dyslexia resulting from such impairments; and
(b)  Results in substantial functional limitations in three (3) or more of the following areas of major life activity: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, or economic self-sufficiency; and
(c)  Reflects the need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary treatment or other services which are of lifelong or extended duration and individually planned and coordinated.
(3)  "Director" means the director of the Idaho department of health and welfare.
(4)  "Family" means a group of interdependent persons residing in the same household and includes an individual with a developmental disability and one (1) or more of the following:
(a)  A birth or adoptive mother or father, stepparent, brother, sister or any combination; or
(b)  Extended blood relatives, such as a grandparent, aunt, uncle, nephew or niece; or
(c)  Legal guardian.
The term "family" does not include paid providers of care.
(5)  "In-home assistance application" means a written document describing the needs of an individual with developmental disabilities and specifying the services or supports required.
(6)  "Institution" means any public or private residential facility which is licensed in the state of Idaho for the purpose of providing care and treatment for individuals with developmental disabilities.

[39-5102, added 1981, ch. 234, sec. 1, p. 473; am. 1997, ch. 33, sec. 4, p. 58; am. 2010, ch. 235, sec. 30, p. 567.]

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