2017 ORS 179.325¹
Change in use of institution for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness

(1) The Department of Human Services may order the change, in all or part, of the purpose and use of any state institution being used as an institution for the care and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities in order to care for persons committed to its custody whenever the department determines that a change in purpose and use will better enable this state to meet its responsibilities to persons with developmental disabilities. In determining whether to order the change, the department shall consider changes in the number and source of the admissions of persons with developmental disabilities.

(2) The Oregon Health Authority may order the change, in all or part, of the purpose and use of any state institution being used as an institution for the care and treatment of persons with mental illness in order to care for persons committed to its custody whenever the authority determines that a change in purpose and use will better enable this state to meet its responsibilities to persons with mental illness. In determining whether to order the change, the authority shall consider changes in the number and source of the admissions of persons with mental illness. [1965 c.595 §1; 1969 c.597 §39; 1979 c.683 §3; 2007 c.70 §41; 2009 c.595 §131; 2013 c.36 §39; 2015 c.27 §16]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 179—Administration of State Institutions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors179.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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