Summary: S.2573 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (06/26/1984)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Developmental Disabilities Act of 1984 - Amends the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act of 1963 to cite title I of such Act as the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

States that with regard to State grants and university- affiliated facilities grants under this Act, the Federal project share shall be 75 percent generally, and 90 percent in poverty areas.

Sets forth provisions concerning: (1) recordkeeping and audits; (2) U.S. recovery rights for facility sale or nonuse; (3) State operations control; and (4) reporting requirements of the States and the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Education to establish an interagency committee to coordinate and plan Federal activities for persons with developmental disabilities.

Provides for grant recipient employment of handicapped persons.

Sets forth congressional findings respecting the rights of persons with developmental disabilities.

Requires a State to have a plan approved by the Secretary in order to receive planning and service funds. Sets forth plan requirements, including: (1) the establishment of a State Planning Council to serve as an advocate for persons with developmental disabilities; (2) the provision of priority services; and (3) the required consideration of specified State education data.

Requires each State program to include a habilitation plan as provided for under this Act. Requires such plans to be reviewed at least annually.

Authorizes FY 1985 through 1987 appropriations. Allocates State amounts based on: (1) population; (2) financial need; and (3) the extent of need for such services.

Prohibits any State from receiving such grants unless it has in effect a system to protect and advocate the rights of persons with developmental disabilities. Sets forth such a system's requirements. Authorizes FY 1985 through 1987 appropriations.

Directs the Secretary to make grants to university affiliated facilities to aid in the provision of interdisciplinary training, the conduct of service demonstration programs, and the dissemination of information which will increase and support the independence, productivity, and integration into the community of persons with developmental disabilities.

Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to: (1) a recipient facility for satellite feasibility studies, applied research, or service-related-training; and (2) assist in establishing satellite centers, including administrative and operating costs. Sets forth eligibility requirements.

Requires the Secretary to establish implementing regulations within six months.

Authorizes FY 1985 through 1987 appropriations.

Authorizes the Secretary to make special project grants especially for disadvantaged or multi-handicapped persons, Native Americans, and Hawaiians. Directs the Secretary to prepare and submit to Congress within six months a study on intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded. Authorizes FY 1985 through 1987 appropriations for such purposes.