(A) In addition to other authority granted the director of developmental disabilities for use of funds appropriated to the department of developmental disabilities, the director may use such funds for the following purposes:
(1) All of the following to assist persons with mental retardation or a developmental disability remain in the community and avoid institutionalization:
(a) Behavioral and short-term interventions;
(b) Residential services;
(c) Supported living.
(2) Respite care services;
(3) Staff training to help the following personnel serve persons with mental retardation or a developmental disability in the community:
(a) Employees of, and personnel under contract with, county boards of developmental disabilities;
(b) Employees of providers of supported living;
(c) Employees of providers of residential services;
(d) Other personnel the director identifies.
(B) The director may establish priorities for using funds for the purposes specified in division (A) of this section. The director shall use the funds in a manner consistent with the appropriations that authorize the director to use the funds and all other state and federal laws governing the use of the funds.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.