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Title XL ADDITIONAL EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

Chapter 633

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  633.020.  Advisory council on developmental disabilities — members, number, terms, qualifications, appointment — organization, meetings — duties. — 1.  The "Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council", consisting of up to twenty-five members, the number to be determined under the council bylaws, is hereby created to advise the division and the division director.

  2.  The members of the Missouri planning council for developmental disabilities, created by executive order of the governor on October 26, 1979, for the remainder of their appointed terms, and up to five persons to be appointed by the director, for staggered terms of three years each, shall act as such advisory body.  At the expiration of the term of each member, the director shall appoint an individual who shall hold office for a term of three years.  At least one-half of the members shall be consumers.  Other members shall have professional, research or personal interest in intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities.  At least one member shall be a manager of or a member of the board of directors of a sheltered workshop as defined in section 178.900.  No more than one-fourth of the members shall be vendors or members of boards of directors, employees or officers of vendors, or any of their spouses, if such vendors receive more than fifteen hundred dollars under contract with the department; except that members of boards of directors of not-for-profit corporations shall not be considered members of board of directors of vendors under this subsection.

  3.  Meetings shall be held at least every ninety days or at the call of the division director or the council chairman, who shall be elected by the council.

  4.  Each member shall be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses, including travel expenses, pursuant to department travel regulations, actually incurred in the performance of his official duties.

  5.  The council may be divided into subcouncils in accordance with its bylaws.

  6.  The council shall collaborate with the department in developing and administering a state plan for intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities services.

  7.  No member of a state advisory council may participate in or seek to influence a decision or vote of the council if the member would be directly involved with the matter or if he would derive income from it.  A violation of the prohibition contained herein shall be grounds for a person to be removed as a member of the council by the director.

  8.  The council shall be advisory and shall:

  (1)  Promote meetings and programs for the discussion of reducing the debilitating effects of intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities and disseminate information in cooperation with any other department, agency or entity on the prevention, evaluation, care, treatment and habilitation for persons affected by intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities;

  (2)  Study and review current prevention, evaluation, care, treatment and rehabilitation technologies and recommend appropriate preparation, training, retraining and distribution of manpower and resources in the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability or a developmental disability through private and public residential facilities, day programs and other specialized services;

  (3)  Recommend what specific methods, means and procedures should be adopted to improve and upgrade the department's intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities service delivery system for citizens of this state;

  (4)  Participate in developing and disseminating criteria and standards to qualify intellectual disability or developmental disability residential facilities, day programs and other specialized services in this state for funding or licensing, or both, by the department.

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(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1565, A.L. 1990 S.B. 527, A.L. 2011 H.B. 555 merged with H.B. 648, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1064)


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