2013 ORS § 430.610¹
Legislative policy

It is declared to be the policy and intent of the Legislative Assembly that:

(1) Subject to the availability of funds, services should be available to all persons with mental or emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, alcoholism or drug dependence, and persons who are alcohol or drug abusers, regardless of age, county of residence or ability to pay;

(2) The Department of Human Services, the Oregon Health Authority and other state agencies shall conduct their activities in the least costly and most efficient manner so that delivery of services to persons with mental or emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, alcoholism or drug dependence, and persons who are alcohol or drug abusers, shall be effective and coordinated;

(3) To the greatest extent possible, mental health and developmental disabilities services shall be delivered in the community where the person lives in order to achieve maximum coordination of services and minimum disruption in the life of the person; and

(4) The State of Oregon shall encourage, aid and financially assist its county governments in the establishment and development of community mental health programs or community developmental disabilities programs, including but not limited to, treatment and rehabilitation services for persons with mental or emotional disturbances, developmental disabilities, alcoholism or drug dependence, and persons who are alcohol or drug abusers, and prevention of these problems through county administered community mental health programs or community developmental disabilities programs. [1961 c.706 §36; 1973 c.639 §1; 1981 c.750 §1; 2001 c.900 §140; 2007 c.70 §228; 2009 c.595 §506; 2011 c.720 §170]