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Sec. 112.001: Definitions

In this chapter:

(1) "Council" means the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.

(2) "Designated state agency" means the executive agency designated by the governor to provide administrative support and fiscal management services to the council in accordance with this chapter and federal law.

(3) "Developmental disability" means a severe, chronic disability as defined by applicable federal developmental disability laws.

(4) "Applicable federal developmental disability laws" refers to the various Acts of Congress providing for assistance and services to persons with developmental disabilities and codified as 42 U.S.C. Section 15001 et seq.

(5) "Protection and advocacy system" means the system established in this state under the applicable federal developmental disabilities laws for the purpose of advocating for and protecting the rights of persons with developmental disabilities.


Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5272, ch. 970, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 603, Sec. 11, 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 79, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 4.403, eff. April 2, 2015.