New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:6d-32.5 - Construction Of Act.

30:6D-32.5 Construction of act.

83. a. Nothing in this act shall be construed as intended to result in a reduction of federal funds that may be available to the State.

b.Nothing in this act shall be construed to alter or otherwise affect the current or future protections, funding, eligibility, services, rights, or responsibilities of any person under any provision or program, benefit, or service whose terminology is revised pursuant to this act. No change in terminology made pursuant to this act shall be construed as causing or intending any change in any definitions or meanings of any provision so changed.

c.Whenever the terms "mentally retarded," "mental retardation," "idiot," and "feeble-minded" occur or any reference is made thereto in any law, regulation, contract, or document, the same shall be deemed to mean or refer to "person who is intellectually disabled" or "person with an intellectual disability."

L.2010, c.50, s.83.

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