Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Community-Based Services

Department Monitoring Of Montana Developmental Center Residents -- Report To Legislature

53-20-225. Department monitoring of Montana developmental center residents -- report to legislature. (1) The department shall monitor:

(a) individuals released from the Montana developmental center and placed in a community home as defined in 53-20-302 for 2 years after placement in a community home; and

(b) for the duration of their residency, individuals who are admitted to and residing at the Montana developmental center.

(2) The department shall evaluate on a quarterly basis behaviors in the following areas to determine whether the skills, abilities, and behaviors of an individual subject to this section have improved, diminished, or remained unchanged:

(a) verbal or nonverbal communication, as appropriate for the individual;

(b) activities of daily living;

(c) emotional well-being;

(d) physical aggression; and

(e) sexually inappropriate behaviors.

(3) The department shall report on the results of the monitoring:

(a) at least quarterly to family members and guardians of the individuals if the family members and guardians are authorized to receive health care information; and

(b) annually to the children, families, health, and human services interim committee in accordance with 5-11-210. The report to the interim committee may provide information only in an aggregate form and may not contain any individually identifying information.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 265, L. 2017; amd. Sec. 92, Ch. 261, L. 2021.