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83-1216. Department; services; legislative intent.(1) Beginning July 1, 1995, persons determined to be eligible for specialized services who on or after September 6, 1993, graduate from high school, reach the age of twenty-one years, or are currently receiving services shall receive services in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Services Act. The amount of funding for any person receiving services shall be determined using an objective assessment process developed by the plan in subsection (3) of this section.(2) The department shall provide directly or by contract service coordination to Nebraska residents found to be eligible for specialized services.(3) It is the intent of the Legislature that by July 1, 2010, all persons determined to be eligible for services shall receive services in accordance with the act.(4) It is the intent of the Legislature that the department take all possible steps to maximize funding in order to implement subsections (1) and (2) of this section prior to the date these subsections become entitlements. All Nebraska residents eligible for funding for specialized services under the Developmental Disabilities Services Act shall apply for and accept any federal medicaid benefits for which they may be eligible and benefits from other funding sources within the department, the State Department of Education, specifically including the Division of Rehabilitation Services, and other agencies to the maximum extent possible. SourceLaws 1991, LB 830, § 16; Laws 1992, Third Spec. Sess., LB 4, § 1; Laws 1994, LB 1136, § 5; Laws 1996, LB 1044, § 975; Laws 2004, LB 297, § 3; Laws 2007, LB296, § 809.