N.J. Admin. Code § 10:139-1.2 - Division method of operations

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The Division of Disability Services operates as an integral part of the Department of Human Services.
(b) Division operations are administered by a Director, who is appointed by the Commissioner, Department of Human Services. The Director reports to an Assistant Commissioner, Department of Human Services.
(c) Under the direction of the Director of the Division of Disability Services, the specific functions and goals of the Division include, but are not limited to:
1. Operating a comprehensive information and referral system for persons of all ages with disabilities;
2. Coordinating State government agencies offering services to individuals with disabilities;
3. Creating a link to, and collaborating with, all State and county disability programs;
4. Acting as the Statewide hub on disability related issues and information;
5. Serving as staff to the mandated Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council and the Personal Assistance Services Advisory Council;
6. Administering the New Jersey Personal Assistance Services Program, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 10:140;
7. Operating the New Jersey Personal Preference Program;
8. Administering the Traumatic Brain Injury Fund pursuant to N.J.S.A. 30:6F-5;
9. Overseeing enrollment of NJ WorkAbility;
10. Serving as the Department lead in Access and Functional Needs (AFN) Planning;
11. Assisting with and promoting community discharge;
12. Initiating assessments for the determination of Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) eligibility for children, 17 years and younger, who are not otherwise eligible for NJ FamilyCare;
13. Administering various other special projects and initiatives, as grant money and budget allows, designed to support individuals with disabilities in the community;
14. Publishing guides/informational brochures including, but not limited to, New Jersey Resources and the New Jersey Guide to Accessible Parking; and
15. Attending disability related events throughout the State to disseminate information to, and create rapport with, the public.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:139-1.2
Adopted by 49 N.J.R. 1909(a), effective 5/25/2017

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