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The DC Code: § 7-1305.02 Living conditions; teaching of skills.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)

Individuals shall be provided with the least restrictive and most normal living conditions possible. Individuals with intellectual disabilities found incompetent in a criminal case shall be provided with the least restrictive and most normal living conditions possible consistent with preventing the individual from causing injury to others as a result of the individual's intellectual disability. This standard shall apply to dress, grooming, movement, use of free time, and contact and communication with the community, including access to services outside of the institution or residential facility. Individuals shall be taught skills that help them learn how to effectively utilize their environment and how to make choices necessary for daily living and, in the case of an individual committed under § 7-1304.06a, to refrain from committing crimes of violence or sex offenses.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-1962. 1973 Ed., § 6-1682. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-199 rewrote the section which had read as follows: "Customers shall be provided with the least restrictive and most normal living conditions possible. This standard shall apply to dress, grooming, movement, use of free time, and contact and communication with the community, including access to services outside of the institution or residential facility. Customers shall be taught skills that help them learn how to effectively utilize their environment and how to make choices necessary for daily living." D.C. Law 19-169 substituted "Individuals" for "Customers", "with intellectual disabilities" for "with mental retardation", and "individual's intellectual disability" for "individual's mental retardation". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 505(n) of Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 10-253, March 23, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 1652). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 505(n) of the Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Emergency Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-389, December 29, 1994, 42 DCR 197). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(q) of Civil Commitment of Citizens with Mental Retardation Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14- 383, June 12, 2002, 49 DCR 5701). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 2(q) of Civil Commitment of Citizens with Mental Retardation Legislative Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-454, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8096). Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 2-137, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1301.02. For legislative history of D.C. Law 11-52, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-1301.02. For Law 14-199, see notes following § 7-1301.03. For history of Law 19-169, see notes under § 7-761.02. DC CODE § 7-1305.02 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-137, § 502, 25 DCR 5094; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 506(n), 42 DCR 3684; Oct. 17, 2002, D.C. Law 14-199, § 2(q), 49 DCR 7647; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 17(ee), 59 DCR 5567.)