Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–761.09. Rulemaking and contracting authority.

(a) The Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, may issue rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this chapter.

(a-1)(1) Within 45 days after October 8, 2016, the Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of §§ 7-761.05b and 7-761.05c, including rules establishing who has the ability to pay the contribution to costs of supports, the amount to be collected, the method and timing of payments to DDS for such purposes, and due process protections.

(2) The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution, within this 45-day period of review, the proposed rules shall be deemed approved.

(a-2)(1) Within 45 days after May 5, 2018, the Mayor, pursuant to subchapter I of Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of § 7-761.13.

(2) The proposed rules shall be submitted to the Council for a 45-day period of review, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, legal holidays, and days of Council recess. If the Council does not approve or disapprove the proposed rules, in whole or in part, by resolution, within this 45-day period of review, the proposed rules shall be deemed approved.

(b) Pursuant to Unit A of Chapter 3 of Title 2, the Mayor may execute contracts, grants, and other legally binding documents to implement the provisions of this chapter.


(Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-264, § 113; Mar. 14, 2007, D.C. Law 16-264, § 109, 54 DCR 818; Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 5022(c), 63 DCR 10775; May 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-93, § 101(b), 65 DCR 2823.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 day) addition, see § 109 of Developmental Disabilities Services Management Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 2006 (D.C. Act 16-672, December 28, 2006, 54 DCR 1155).