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39-1803. Definitions. As used in the developmental disabilities reform act:

(a) "Adaptive behavior" means the effectiveness or degree with which an individual meets the standards of personal independence and social responsibility expected of that person's age, cultural group and community.

(b) "Affiliate" means an entity or person that meets standards set out in rules and regulations adopted by the secretary relating to the provision of services and that contracts with a community developmental disabilities organization.

(c) "Community services" means services provided to meet the needs of persons with developmental disabilities relating to work, living in the community, and individualized supports and services.

(d) "Community developmental disability organization" means any community facility for people with intellectual disability that is organized pursuant to K.S.A. 19-4001 through 19-4015, and amendments thereto.

(e) "Community service provider" means a community developmental disability organization or affiliate thereof.

(f) "Developmental disability" means:

(1) Intellectual disability; or

(2) a severe, chronic disability, which:

(A) Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment, a combination of mental and physical impairments or a condition which has received a dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental illness;

(B) is manifest before 22 years of age;

(C) is likely to continue indefinitely;

(D) results, in the case of a person five years of age or older, in a substantial limitation in three or more of the following areas of major life functioning: Self-care, receptive and expressive language development and use, learning and adapting, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency;

(E) reflects a need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are lifelong, or extended in duration and are individually planned and coordinated; and

(F) does not include individuals who are solely and severely emotionally disturbed or seriously or persistently mentally ill or have disabilities solely as a result of the infirmities of aging.

(g) "Institution" means state institution for people with intellectual disability as defined by subsection (c) of K.S.A. 76-12b01, and amendments thereto, or intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities of nine beds or more as defined by subsection (a)(4) of K.S.A. 39-923, and amendments thereto.

(h) "Intellectual disability" means substantial limitations in present functioning that is manifested during the period from birth to age 18 years and is characterized by significantly subaverage intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior including related limitations in two or more of the following applicable adaptive skill areas: Communication, self-care, home living, social skills, community use, self-direction, health and safety, functional academics, leisure and work.

(i) "Secretary" means the secretary for aging and disability services.

History: L. 1995, ch. 234, § 3; L. 2012, ch. 91, § 32; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 183; July 1.



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