2011 ORS § 443.720¹
Findings of Legislative Assembly

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(a) Adult foster homes provide needed care and services to thousands of Oregonians who are elderly or have disabilities and who might otherwise be institutionalized;

(b) The protection of the health, safety and well-being of the residents of adult foster homes is an important function of the licensing agency; and

(c) Consistent interpretation, application and enforcement of regulatory standards is necessary and desirable for the protection of adult foster home residents.

(2) It is legislative intent that:

(a) The licensing agency provide training and guidelines for employees assigned to licensing and enforcement to encourage consistency; and

(b) The licensing agency take vigorous action to ensure that inspections and investigations are carried out as required by law. [1995 c.667 §7; 2007 c.70 §251; 2009 c.595 §791b]