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The DC Code: § 7-1305.11 Performance of labor.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
No individual shall be compelled to perform labor which involves the operation, support, or maintenance of the facility or for which the facility is under contract with an outside organization. Privileges or release from the facility shall not be conditional upon the performance of such labor. The Mayor shall promulgate rules and regulations governing compensation of individuals who volunteer to perform such labor, which rules and regulations shall be consistent with United States Department of Labor regulations governing employment of patient workers in hospitals and institutions at subminimum wages.
b
A individual may be required to perform habilitative tasks which do not involve the operation, support or maintenance of the facility if those tasks are an integrated part of the individual's habilitation plan and supervised by a qualified developmental disability professional designated by the Director.
c
A individual may be required to perform tasks of a housekeeping nature for his or her own person only.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-1971. 1973 Ed., § 6-1691. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 19-169 substituted "individual" for "customer", "individual's" for "customer's", and "individuals" for "customers"; and, in subsec. (b), substituted "qualified developmental disability professional" for "qualified mental retardation professional". Temporary Amendments of Section For temporary (225 day) amendment of section, see § 505(v) 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 § 402(i) of the Omnibus Budget Support Emergency Act of 1995 (D.C. Act 11-44, April 28, 1995, 42 DCR 2217) and § 506(v) 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 § 7-1305.11 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-137, § 511, 25 DCR 5094; Sept. 26, 1995, D.C. Law 11-52, § 506(v), 42 DCR 3684; Sept. 26, 2012, D.C. Law 19-169, § 17(pp), 59 DCR 5567.)