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36-558. Establishment and maintenance of programs and services; definition
A. In addition to the Arizona training program facilities at Randolph and Tucson, the director shall establish and maintain a state owned and operated service center in Phoenix and other developmental disabilities programs and services at other locations throughout the state, subject to the availability of funds for such purpose and the approval of the legislature.
B. The director is responsible for the operation of each developmental disabilities program and service, shall coordinate these services and shall permit the transfer of residents between the various programs.
C. The department may provide, but not be limited to, the following programs and services in addition to other services prescribed by the director:
1. Child services, which may include:
(a) Infant stimulation.
(b) Developmental day training and related preschool programs.
(c) Special education at department facilities.
2. Adult services, which may include:
(a) Job training for specific jobs.
(b) Training and personal adjustment tools such as the teaching of work skills.
(c) Job development and placement.
(d) The provision of sheltered employment opportunities.
(e) Adult day activity services.
3. Residential services, which shall include:
(a) Arizona training program facilities.
(b) State owned and operated service centers.
(c) Community residential settings under varying degrees of supervision or a semi-independent living arrangement.
(d) Respite care.
4. Resource services, which may include:
(a) Diagnoses and evaluations.
(b) Therapy services, including physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and behavioral therapy.
(c) Health-related services, including dental services.
(d) Social development and adjustment services, including recreation programs.
(f) Information and referral.
(g) In-home services.
5. Public information resources on developmental disabilities.
6. Training and practicum programs in conjunction with other state agencies and universities and colleges for teachers, psychologists, social workers, medical personnel and others interested in the field of developmental disabilities.
7. Research laboratories in the fields of behavioral services and abstract research.
8. Guardianship services.
D. Services of a facility may not supplant existing community services that are provided through other local, city or state resources.
E. The department shall stimulate, cooperate with and promote the development of community programs through existing resources and provide consultation wherever needed.
F. A service provider who is providing guardianship services must comply with the disclosure requirements of section 14-5106 and shall not provide services to a person with developmental disabilities that would cause a conflict of interest or that would jeopardize the service provider's ability to represent the person with developmental disabilities as a guardian.
G. For the purposes of this section, "guardianship services" means services offered to a person with developmental disabilities by a service provider who is under contract with the division to act as a guardian to a person with developmental disabilities if no other appropriate guardian is available.