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HB 552 Mental health and developmental services; replaces certain terminology, technical amendments.

Introduced by: T. Scott Garrett | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Mental health and developmental services; terminology.  Replaces the terms "mental retardation" and "mental deficiency" with the term "intellectual disability" when referring to the diagnosis of, and with the term "developmental" when referring to services for, individuals with intellectual disabilities; replaces the terms "mentally retarded," "mentally deficient," and "mentally defective" with the term "individual with intellectual disability"; replaces the terms "consumer," "patient," and "resident" with the term "individual receiving services" when used in connection with mental health or developmental services; updates the Code to reflect proper terminology for state hospitals for individuals with mental illness and state training centers for individuals with intellectual disabilities; defines the terms "behavioral health services," "developmental services," "individual receiving services," "intellectual disability," and "mental health services"; and revises the definition of "training center." This bill contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to SB 387.


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