2007 ORS § 426.500¹
Powers and duties of Department of Human Services
  • rules

For the purpose of carrying out the policy and intent of ORS 426.490 (Policy) to 426.500 (Powers and duties of Department of Human Services), the Department of Human Services shall:

(1) Adopt rules for the administration of ORS 426.490 (Policy) to 426.500 (Powers and duties of Department of Human Services);

(2) Prepare a written discharge plan for each person with a chronic mental illness who is a patient at a state mental institution or who is committed to the department pursuant to ORS 426.005 (Definitions for ORS 426.005 to 426.390) to 426.223 (Retaking persons in custody of or committed to department) and 426.241 (Payment of care, custody and treatment costs) to 426.380 (Availability of writ of habeas corpus);

(3) Ensure that case managers are provided for each person with a chronic mental illness described in subsection (2) of this section; and

(4) Disburse from any available funds:

(a) Funds for one LINC model in the area served by F. H. Dammasch State Hospital and one LINC model in the area served by the Oregon State Hospital licensed under ORS 443.415 (License applications);

(b) Discretionary funds for services necessary to implement a discharge plan, including but not limited to transportation, medication, recreation and socialization; and

(c) Funds to provide day treatment services, community psychiatric inpatient services, and work activity services for persons with chronic mental illness when needed. [1979 c.784 §3; 1999 c.59 §121; 2007 c.70 §209]

Note: See note under 426.490 (Policy).