(a) The department or its designee shall refer the names of persons with disabilities who meet eligibility criteria for participation and the minimum qualifications of the job classification and any other requirements deemed appropriate by the board to appointing powers for examination appointments. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and to provide for appropriate job-person placement, all candidates meeting referral requirements shall be eligible for examination appointment. The department may prescribe the method for referring names to appointing powers.

(b) (1) The department or its designee shall refer the names of persons with developmental disabilities to appointing powers for selection for participation in an internship examination as set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 19242.

(2) The department or its designee may refer the names of persons with developmental disabilities who have successfully completed an internship examination to appointing powers for consideration for appointment in the same job classification as the position in which the applicant successfully completed his or her internship.

(3) The department may prescribe the method for referring names to appointing powers, including, but not limited to, working with the appointing power to identify positions that could successfully be filled by persons with developmental disabilities.

(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 356, Sec. 10. (SB 644) Effective January 1, 2016. Repealed as of January 1, 2021, by its own provisions. See later operative version added by Sec. 11 of Stats. 2015, Ch. 356.)