The department of developmental disabilities shall do the following:
(A) Promote comprehensive statewide programs and services for persons with mental retardation or a developmental disability and their families wherever they reside in the state. These programs shall include public education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, training, and care.
(B) Provide administrative leadership for statewide services which include residential facilities, evaluation centers, and community classes which are wholly or in part financed by the department of developmental disabilities as provided by section 5123.26 of the Revised Code;
(C) Develop and maintain, to the extent feasible, data on all services and programs for persons with mental retardation or a developmental disability, that are provided by governmental and private agencies;
(D) Make periodic determinations of the number of persons with mental retardation or a developmental disability requiring services in the state;
(E) Provide leadership to local authorities in planning and developing community-wide services for persons with mental retardation or a developmental disability and their families;
(F) Promote programs of professional training and research in cooperation with other state departments, agencies, and institutions of higher learning.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 09-22-2000