Developmental Services - Case Management Manual
A number of protections have been afforded people eligible for Developmental Services through the laws of the State of Maine. This section of the Manual describes DHHS practices in carrying out its legal mandates.
The Laws that you, as a case manager, should be familiar with are:
|34 B MRS. subsection 5431 et. seq.||Community-Based Services for Mentally Retarded Persons.|
|34 B MRS. subsection 5601 et. seq.||Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons.|
|34 B MRSA subsection 5461 et. seq.||Process for Provision of Developmental Services|
|34 B MRSA subsection 5002 et. seq.||Declaration of State Policy|
|22 MRSA subsection 3470||The Protection of Incapacitated and Dependent Adults|
|34 B MRSA subsection 5474-7||Involuntary Admission|
|34 B MRSA subsection 7001||Sterilization|
|34 B MRSA subsection 5477||Emergency Procedures for Admission|
|34 B MRSA subsection 5475||Judicial certification|
|34 B MRSA sub section 1218||Accessibility to Developmental Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing|
|34 MRSA subsection 1207||Law on Disclosure of Client Information|
|18 A MRSA subsection 5-601||Guardianship|
All of these laws are available at each Department Regional Office or can be accessed through the State of Maine Home Page.