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Chapter 633

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  633.005.  Definitions. — As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms shall mean:

  (1) "Comprehensive evaluation", a study, including a sequence of observations and examinations, of an individual leading to conclusions and recommendations formulated jointly by an interdisciplinary team of persons with special training and experience in the diagnosis and habilitation of the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled;

  (2) "Division", the division of mental retardation and developmental disabilities of the department of mental health;

  (3) "Division director", the director of the division of mental retardation and developmental disabilities of the department of mental health, or his designee;

  (4) "Group home", a residential facility serving nine or fewer residents, similar in appearance to a single-family dwelling and providing basic health supervision, habilitation training in skills of daily and independent living and community integration, and social support. Group homes do not include a family living arrangement or individualized supported living;

  (5) "Mental retardation facility", a private or department facility, other than a regional center, which admits persons who are mentally retarded or developmentally disabled for residential habilitation and other services and which is qualified or licensed as such by the department pursuant to chapter 630. Such terms shall include, but shall not be limited to, habilitation centers and private or public residential facilities for persons who are developmentally disabled;

  (6) "Regional center", an entity so designated by the department to provide, directly or indirectly, for comprehensive mental retardation and developmental disability services under this chapter in a particular region;

  (7) "Respite care", temporary and short-term residential care, sustenance and supervision of a mentally retarded or developmentally disabled person who otherwise resides in a family home;

  (8) "State advisory council", the Missouri advisory council on mental retardation and developmental disabilities as created in section 633.020.


(L. 1980 H.B. 1724, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1383, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1081)

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