SECTION 1. Chapter 19A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 25 the following section:
(A) The department shall develop recommendations for the implementation of a self-determination model of funding services and supports that provides the ability for an individual receiving services and supports to personally control, with appropriate assistance, a targeted amount of dollars; the model shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
1. The ability to establish an individual rate or budget for each person;
2. Mechanisms to ensure that each participant has the support and assistance necessary to design and implement a package of services and supports unique to the individual;
3. The ability to arrange services, supports, and resources unique to each person based upon the preferences of the recipient; and
4. The design of a system of accountability for the use of public funds.
(B) The commissioner shall appoint an ad-hoc committee composed of commission members and other interested parties to develop the recommendations required by this paragraph; and
(C) Advise the Governor and the General Court on whether the recommendations should be implemented by administrative regulations or proposed legislation
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