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a. For the purpose of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes:
“Eligible person with a developmental disability” means a person who has been declared eligible for admission to functional services of the Division of Developmental Disabilities and who complies with the provisions of section 5 of P.L.1995, c. 155 (C.30:4-25.9).
“Evaluation services” means those services and procedures in the Division of Developmental Disabilities by which eligibility for functional services for persons with developmental disabilities is determined and those services provided by the Division of Developmental Disabilities for the purpose of advising the court concerning the need for guardianship of individuals over the age of 18 who appear to be mentally deficient.
“Functional services” means those services and programs in the Division of Developmental Disabilities available to provide persons with developmental disabilities with education, training, rehabilitation, adjustment, treatment, care and protection.
“Intellectual disability” means a significant subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior which are manifested during the development period. “Intellectual disability” and “intellectually disabled” shall have the same meaning as the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded.” For the purposes of Title 30 of the Revised Statutes, the term “developmentally disabled” may be used interchangeably with intellectual disability to refer to persons who receive services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
“Mental deficiency” or “mentally deficient” means that state of intellectual disability in which the reduction of social competence is so marked that persistent social dependency requiring guardianship of the person shall have been demonstrated or be anticipated.
“Residential services” or “residential functional services” means observation, examination, care, training, treatment, rehabilitation and related services, including community care, provided by the Division of Developmental Disabilities to patients who have been admitted or transferred to, but not discharged from any residential functional service for persons with developmental disabilities.
“Income” means, but is not limited to, wages, benefits, interest earned, pensions, annuity payments and support from a third party pursuant to statute, rule or order or by contract.
“Assets” or “resources” means, but is not limited to, cash, trusts, bank accounts, certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds and savings bonds.
b. Application for admission of an eligible person with a developmental disability to functional services of the Division of Developmental Disabilities may be made under any of the following classes:
Class F. Application to the commissioner by the parent, guardian or person or agency having care and custody of the person of a minor or by the guardian of the person of an adult with a mental deficiency;
Class G. Application to the commissioner by a person over 18 years of age who has a developmental disability on his own behalf;
Class H. Application to the commissioner by a Superior Court, Chancery Division, Family Part having jurisdiction over an eligible minor with a developmental disability;
Class I. Application to the commissioner with an order of commitment to the custody of the commissioner issued by a court of competent jurisdiction during or following criminal process involving the eligible person with a mental deficiency.
Application shall be made on such forms and accompanied by such relevant information as may be specified from time to time by the commissioner.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Jersey Statutes Title 30. Institutions and Agencies 30 § 4-25.1 - last updated February 19, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-30-institutions-and-agencies/nj-st-sect-30-4-25-1/
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