Regulations Governing Emergency Interventions and Behavioral Treatment for People with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism

December 20, 2012

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RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Proposed Rulemaking: 14-197 C.M.R. Ch. 5, Regulations Governing Emergency Interventions and Behavioral Treatment for People with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism

CONCISE SUMMARY: This letter gives notice of a proposed rule change to 14-197 C.M.R. Ch. 5, Regulations Governing Emergency Interventions and Behavioral Treatment for People with Intellectual Disability and/or Autism.

This proposed rulemaking follows emergency rulemaking to allow approval of behavior modification and behavior management plans and safety devices by majority vote of the three-person review team created by Maine law. Action by majority vote will allow the review team to fulfill its statutory function to review and approve the use of severally intrusive behavior modification, behavior management, or safely device plans when less intrusive plans, or positive interventions or supports have failed to protect the health, safety and welfare of an adult with an intellectual disability and/or autism.

The proposed rulemaking also makes changes to language and names when usage has changed or has been deemed inappropriate by the Maine Legislature.

The proposed rules may be reviewed and printed from the Office of Aging and Disability Services website at http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/policy/rulemaking/index.shtml or for a fee, interested parties may request a paper copy of rules by calling 207-287-4242. For those who are deaf or hard of hearing please call the Maine Relay number 711.

A concise summary of the proposed rule is provided in the Notice of Agency Rule-making Proposal. This notice also provides information regarding the rule-making process. Please address all comments to the agency contact person identified in the Notice of Agency Rule-making Proposal.

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Ricker Hamilton, Director AGENCY NAME: Office of Aging and Disability Services
ADDRESS: 32 Blossom Lane, 11 SHS, Augusta Maine 04333-0011

TELEPHONE: (207) 287-9200; Fax: (207) 287-9229; Toll Free: (800) 262-2232