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  ( Division 4.5 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252. )

CHAPTER 8. Evaluation [4750 - 4754]
  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252. )


The Legislature intends that expenditures on state programs for persons with developmental disabilities shall have measurable and desirable results. The results shall reflect the degree to which persons with developmental disabilities are empowered to make choices and are leading more independent, productive, and normal lives.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1011, Sec. 26. Effective January 1, 1993.)


In order to gather data that is relevant to ensuring the safety and well-being of persons with developmental disabilities, the department shall ensure that the client master file entry for any person with developmental disabilities placed by a regional center will be updated within 30 days after the change of residence.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 434, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997.)


The department shall prepare by July 1, 1978, a plan for using the method to obtain and report statewide information on program effectiveness.

The plan shall include:

(a) A description of any sampling procedures to be used.

(b) Methods for obtaining and analyzing information about the type and amount of service provided to obtain program results.

(c) Methods for determining the state expenditures associated with varying levels of measured program effectiveness.

(d) Specification of procedures and format for future reports to the Legislature on program costs and effectiveness.

(e) The projected costs of implementation.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252.)


By January 1, 1979, the department shall implement the evaluation system for all programs under its jurisdiction.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252.)


Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit any agency providing services to persons with developmental disabilities from utilizing additional evaluation mechanisms for the agency’s own program purposes.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1252.)

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