5123.67 Liberal construction of chapter.

This chapter shall be liberally interpreted to accomplish the following purposes:

(A) To promote the human dignity and to protect the constitutional rights of persons with developmental disabilities in the state;

(B) To encourage the development of the ability and potential of each person with a developmental disability in the state to the fullest possible extent, no matter how severe the degree of disability;

(C) To promote the economic security, standard of living, and meaningful employment of persons with developmental disabilities;

(D) To maximize the assimilation of persons with developmental disabilities into the ordinary life of the communities in which they live;

(E) To promote opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to live in surroundings or circumstances that are typical for other community members;

(F) To promote the right of persons with developmental disabilities to speak and be heard about the desired direction of their lives and to use available resources in ways that further that direction.

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.

Effective Date: 09-22-2000 .