Effective January 1, 2012, DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities and other Illinois state agencies were required by Public Act 097-0227 to make terminology changes in their rules, policies, procedures, etc. by replacing the term "mentally retarded" or "mental retardation" with "intellectually disabled" or "intellectual disability" respectively.
This law requires state agencies to use the term Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) instead of Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) or Qualified Support Professional (QSP).
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Grace B. Hou, Secretary
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