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The following are legislation, statutes and regulations for the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.

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  • House and Human Services Testimony 01/14/14:

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Legislation

  • Older Americans Act
    The Older Americans Act was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 14, 1965 (PDF). In addition to creating the Administration on Aging, it authorized grants to States for community planning and services programs, as well as for research, demonstration and training projects in the field of aging. Later amendments to the Act added grants to Area Agencies on Aging for local needs identification, planning, and funding of services, including but not limited to nutrition programs in the community as well as for those who are homebound. The Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000 was signed into law on November 13, 2000.

 

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Regulations

  • Administrative Rules on Agency Designation (Effective June 1, 2003)
    These administrative rules governing the selection of designated agencies outline the requirements an agency must meet in order to be designated (or re-designated), the responsibilities of agencies that are designated, and the process for designation, re-designation and de-designation.
  • Assisted Living Residence Licensing Regulations (March 2003)
    Assisted Living Residence Licensing Regulations are to be used in conjunction with the Residential Care Home Licensing Regulations, all of which are designed to protect the welfare and rights of residents and to ensure that residents receive quality care.
  • Nursing Home Regulations (December 2001)
    Licensing and Operating Rules for Nursing Homes: It is the purpose of these rules to implement state and federal laws governing the licensing, operation, and standard of care in nursing homes located in the State of Vermont.
  • Residential Care Home Regulations (October 2000)
    The residential care home regulations are designed to foster personal independence on the part of residents and a home-like environment in the homes.
  • Regulations Implementing the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1996 (March 2011)
    A copy of the actual regulations implementing the Developmental Disabilities Act of 1996. They include definition of developmental disability, criteria for being a "recipient"; certification; application, assessment and notification; periodic review; recipients who are able to pay; special care procedures; complaint procedures and training.

 

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