§ 6201.1. Introduction.
(a) The county program is the means by which minimum services, as described in the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. § § 41014704), are available to promote the social, personal, physical and economical habilitation or rehabilitation of persons with an intellectual disability with respect for the full human, social and legal rights of each person. This means that the health, social, educational, vocational, environmental and legal resources that serve the general population shall be marshalled and coordinated by the county program to meet the personal development goals of persons with an intellectual disability, in accordance with the principle of integration. Integration means to ensure for every person with an intellectual disability and his family the right to live a life as close as possible to that which is typical for the general population. The mandated services, the provision of service mechanisms and the fiscal support of the program shall be used to secure for each person and his family the conditions and circumstances of day-to-day life that comes as close as possible to representing typical life patterns.
(b) In keeping with this principle of integration, the county program shall serve as an advocate for persons with an intellectual disability and secure for them their full entitlement to existing and future human services available to the general population.
The provisions of this § 6201.1 amended under sections 201(2) and (8) and 202 of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966 (50 P.S. § § 4201(2) and (8) and 4202).
The provisions of this § 6201.1 amended June 17, 2016, effective June 18, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 3177. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (213299) to (213300).
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