House of Representatives

HB 2213

intellectually disabled; terminology

Sponsor: Representative Ash

 

DPA/SE

Committee on Health and Human Service

DPA

Caucus and COW

X

As Transmitted to the Governor

Overview

HB 2213 updates terminology relating to individuals who are developmentally disabled throughout the Arizona Revised Statutes.

History

According to a document released by the University of Minnesota, over six million individuals have developmental disabilities. A developmental disability if defined as a severe, chronic disability which originated at birth or during childhood, is expected to continue indefinitely and substantially restricts the individuals functioning in several life activities. A developmental disability results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity, self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency. Examples of developmental disabilities include autism, behavior disorders, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, mental retardation and spina bifida.

Provisions

·          Updates terminology relating to individuals who are developmentally disabled throughout the Arizona Revised Statutes.  

·          Contains an effect of change in terminology clause.

 

 

 

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Fiftieth Legislature

First Regular Session  2          February 10, 2011

 

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