2013 ORS § 430.050¹
Mental Health Advisory Board
  • Disability Issues Advisory Committee
  • rules

(1) The Director of the Oregon Health Authority, with the approval of the Governor, shall appoint at least 15 but not more than 20 members of a Mental Health Advisory Board, composed of both lay and professionally trained individuals, qualified by training or experience to study the problems of mental health and make recommendations for the development of policies and procedures with respect to the state mental health programs. The membership shall provide balanced representation of program areas and shall include persons who represent the interests of children. At least four members of the board shall be persons with disabilities who shall serve as the Disability Issues Advisory Committee which is hereby established. The members of the board shall serve for terms of four years and are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). The director may remove any member of the board for misconduct, incapacity or neglect of duty.

(2) The Oregon Health Authority shall adopt rules specifying the duties of the board. In addition to those duties assigned by rule, the board shall assist the authority in planning and preparation of administrative rules for the assumption of responsibility for psychiatric care in state and community hospitals by community mental health programs, in accordance with ORS 430.630 (Services to be provided by community mental health programs) (3)(e).

(3) The board shall meet at least once each quarter.

(4) The director may make provision for technical and clerical assistance to the Mental Health Advisory Board and for the expenses of such assistance.

(5) The Disability Issues Advisory Committee shall meet at least once annually to make recommendations to the Mental Health Advisory Board.

(6) As used in this section, person with a disability means any person who:

(a) Has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities;

(b) Has a record of such an impairment; or

(c) Is regarded as having such an impairment. [1961 c.706 §18; 1969 c.314 §36; 1969 c.597 §86; 1981 c.750 §12; 1989 c.116 §4; 1989 c.777 §1; 2007 c.70 §227; 2009 c.595 §461]