New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4-177.56 - Powers Of Commissioner

30:4-177.56 Powers of commissioner

4. a. The commissioner shall take such actions as are necessary to ensure that as a mental health facility closes that all funds be redirected to services in the community thereby increasing the State's financial support to community mental health services for its citizens , except for money already earmarked for institutional use through the Marlboro Redirection Plan.

b. The commissioner shall ensure that when individuals with a developmental disability move into the community from a developmental center affected by a significant service reduction, funding utilized for the individual in the developmental center shall be used to fund the individual's community placement.

c. Any funding from the developmental center placement not needed to fully fund the community placement for that individual shall be directed toward the reduction of the waiting list for services in the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the department.


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