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 mental retardation or a developmental disability in the state;

(B) To encourage the development of the ability and potential of each person with mental retardation or 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 mental retardation or a developmental disability;

(D) To maximize the assimilation of persons with mental retardation or a developmental disability into the ordinary life of the communities in which they live;

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

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

Effective Date: 09-22-2000