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The DC Code: § 7-1305.03 Least restrictive conditions.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
Individuals shall have a right to the least restrictive conditions necessary and available to achieve the purposes of habilitation. To this end, the residential facility shall move individuals from:
1
More to less structured living;
2
Larger to smaller facilities;
3
Larger to smaller living units;
4
Group to individual residence;
5
Segregated to integrated community living; or
6
Dependent to independent living.
b
If at any time the Director decides that an individual should be transferred out of the facility to a less restrictive environment, he or she shall immediately notify the Court pursuant to § 7-1303.09. Notice shall be provided to the individual, the individual's counsel, the individual's advocate for a person with an intellectual disability, if one has been appointed, and the individual's parent or guardian who petitioned for the commitment.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-1963. 1973 Ed., § 6-1683. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-169 rewrote the section, which formerly read: "Customers shall have a right to the least restrictive conditions necessary and available to achieve the purposes of habilitation. To this end, the institution or residential facility shall move customers from: (1) more to less structured living; (2) larger to smaller facilities; (3) larger to smaller living units; (4) group to individual residence; (5) segregated to integrated community living; or (6) dependent to independent living. If at any time the Director decides that a customer should be transferred out of the facility to a less restrictive environment, he or she shall immediately notify the Court pursuant to § 7-1303.09. Notice shall be provided to the customer, the customer's counsel, the customer's mental retardation advocate, if one has been appointed, and the customer's parent or guardian who petitioned for the commitment." Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 505(o) of Multiyear Budget Spending Reduction and Support Temporary Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 10-253, March 23, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 1652). For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 4(f) of Human Services Spending Reduction Temporary Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Law 11-29, July 25, 1995, law notification 42 DCR 4002). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 505(o) 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 amendment of section, see § 4(f) of the Human Services Spending Reduction Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-35, April 11, 1995, 42 DCR 1834) and § 4(f) of the Human Services Spending Reduction Congressional Recess Emergency Amendment Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-104, July 21, 1995, 42 DCR 4014). For temporary amendment of section, see § 402(c) of the Omnibus Budget Support Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-44, April 28, 1995, 42 DCR 2217) and § 506(o) of the Omnibus Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-124, July 27, 1995, 42 DCR 4160). 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 history of Law 19-169, see notes under § 7-761.02. DC CODE § 7-1305.03 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-137, § 503, 25 DCR 5094; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 506(o), 42 DCR 3684; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 17(ff), 59 DCR 5567.)