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Data on Murdoch Developmental Center

Murdoch Developmental Center provides comprehensive residential care and treatment for 575 people with developmental disabilities from 25 counties in the state's Central Region. To be eligible for admission to the center, a person must have a diagnosis of profound, severe or moderate mental retardation or a related developmental disability. No one is denied admission because of inability to pay.  The center serves as the safety net for community programs by providing short-term, respite admissions when a program or family cannot manage the needs of the client.Murdoch graphic

Murdoch also serves young adult males with developmental disability diagnoses and extreme behavior problems from the entire state in a specialized behavioral unit (BART), and provides statewide, specialized residential services to children who have autism with accompanying severe behavioral challenges (PATH) and adolescents with developmental disabilities, mental health issues and behavioral challenges (STARS).

The developmental centers are inspected at least annually by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). external link graphic Inspectors may also conduct inspections in order to assess problems that arise between recertification visits.  CMS decides whether the developmental centers are in compliance with standards and thereby eligible to receive payment through Medicare and/or Medicaid.  Copies of CMS inspections are available from the DHHS Public Affairs Office at 919-733-9190.


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Survey results are available by contacting DHHS Public Affairs Office.

  • ICF-MR recertification survey on January 25, 2011