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Legislative Principles & Position Papers

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Legislative Principles


ABUSE AND NEGLECT

Principles: Abuse & Neglect Advocacy (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 4/15/2005, Amended 3/7/2015; Amended 3/24/2017 pub #1028


BENEFITS

FINANCIAL BENEFITS

Principles: Public Benefits (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 3/7/2015; Revised 9/17/2016; pub #1043

 

HEALTHCARE

Long-Term Services and Supports Principles (pdf) (html) 5/5/2012; Reviewed 6/21/2014; pub #1033 or Summary Short Version (pdf) (html); Reviewed 6/21/2014; pub #1034

Pharmacy Benefit Principles (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 3/11/2005; Amended 6/21/2014; pub #1026

 

PERSONAL AUTONOMY / ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Principles: Personal Autonomy (htm) or (pdf) Amended 6/16/2007, Amended 9/20/2014; pub #1024

Principles: Access to Assistive Technology (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 4/18/1998; Amended 12/10/2011; Amended 9/20/2014; pub #1011


BUDGET

Principles for Addressing the State Budget's Impact on Individuals with Disabilities, Revised 12/7/2013; Revised 9/17/2016; pub #1036


COMMUNITY INTEGRATION

Personal Assistance Principles (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 5/21/1994; Amended 12/6/2003; Amended 6/21/14; pub #1007

Principles: Community Integration (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 4/21/2001; Amended 6/21/2014; Amended 3/24/2017 pub #1018


CULTURAL AND LINGUISTICALLY COMPETENT SERVICES

Principles: Cultural and Linguistically Competent Services (htm) or (pdf); Adopted 6/13/2015; pub #1044


DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Principles for Addressing the Restructuring of Services and Supports for State Developmental Centers (html) or (pdf) Adopted 4/17/1999, Amended March 2014, pub #1038

Principles: Conservatorship of Persons with Disabilities (html) or (pdf) Adopted 2/19/2000; Amended 3/8/2014; Amended 3/24/2017 pub #1037

Principles: Early Start Program for Infants and Toddlers (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 11/20/1999; Amended 12/5/2014, pub #1014

Principles: Personal Autonomy (htm) or Principles: Personal Autonomy (pdf) Amended 6/16/2007, Amended 9/20/2014; pub #1024


DISCRIMINATION

Principles: Disability Discrimination (htm) or (pdf) Adopted 4/22/1995; Amended 12/10/2011, Amended 3/7/2015, Amended 12/15/2016; pub #1008. Also available as a Plain Language version (pdf) or (html)


EDUCATION

Policy on State Legislation Implementing The Federal Early Intervention Services Program for Infants and Toddlers (pdf) (html) Adopted 11/20/1999; Amended 3/2/2013; pub #1014

Principles: Out-of-Home Placement for Children and Youth (pdf) (html) Adopted 9/20/2003; Amended 12/5/2014, pub #1021

Principles: State and Federal Laws Affecting California Special Education Students (pdf) (html) Adopted 12/5/2014, pub #1042


EMPLOYMENT

Principles on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities, (html) Adopted 12/8/2013, Amended 12/3/2016; pub #1035


HEALTHCARE

Principles: Health Care and Long-Term Services and Supports (htm) or (pdf); Adopted 6/13/2015; pub #1045


MENTAL HEALTH

Principles: Secure or Enhanced Treatment Units at State Psychiatric Hospitals (html) or (pdf), Adopted August 18, 2011, Amended 9/20/2014; pub #1032

Principles: Mental Health Courts (html) or (pdf), Adopted 2/26/11, Amended 3/7/2015; pub #1031

Principles: Personal Autonomy (htm) or Principles: Personal Autonomy (pdf) Amended 6/16/2007, Amended 9/20/2014; pub #1024

Principles: Home and Community Services and Other Supports for People with Mental Health Disabilities (html) or (pdf) Based on Policy on Residential Services and Other Supports for Persons with Mental Disabilities (1005), Adopted 11/20/1993; Amended 2/19/2000 and Policy on Use of Mental Health Services Act Funds (Proposition 63) (1025), Adopted 3/12/2005; Amended 9/20/2014; pub #1039

Principles: Involuntary Mental Health Treatment (hmtl) or (pdf), Adopted 12/01/2009, Amended 9/20/2014; pub #1040


PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE

Principles: Physician-Assisted Suicide (html) or (pdf) Adopted 9/19/2015; pub #1046


VOTING

Personal Autonomy Principles (htm) or Personal Autonomy Principles (pdf) Adopted 6/19/2004; Amended 6/16/2007; pub #1024


POSITION PAPERS

Position Paper: The Stigma of Mental Health and Violence (html) or (pdf), Adopted 9/20/2014; pub #1041

 

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