ORS 179.750¹
Equal care and services for persons in state institutions

(1) Discrimination may not be made in the admission, accommodation, care, education or treatment of any person in a state institution because the person does or does not contribute to the cost of the care.

(2) Discrimination may not be made in the provision of or access to educational facilities and services and recreational facilities and services to any person in the state institutions enumerated in ORS 420.005 (Definitions) or Department of Corrections institutions as defined in ORS 421.005 (Definitions) on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or marital status of the person. This subsection does not require combined domiciliary facilities at the state institutions to which it applies. [1959 c.652 §19; 1973 c.546 §12; 1977 c.363 §1; 1979 c.141 §1; 1989 c.348 §11; 1995 c.422 §134; 2003 c.14 §78; 2007 c.100 §20]

Notes of Decisions

Parents were not denied equal protec­tion by require­ment that they pay support pursuant to [former] ORS 419.513 for child placed in foster care, for foster home is not “state institu­tion” for purposes of these sec­tions. State ex rel Juvenile Depart­ment v. Rankin, 30 Or App 239, 566 P2d 1209 (1977)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Status of a responsible relative of a needy recipient when the responsible relative is also subject to pay­ment of support for an­oth­er relative in a state institu­tion, (1973) Vol 36, p 608; release of patient’s confidential case records, (1974) Vol 36, p 1080; authority of Depart­ment of Revenue for access to confidential medical in­for­ma­­tion to apply on behalf of patient under care of Mental Health Division for medical benefits, (1974) Vol 37, p 269; Mental Health Division billing for prisoner-patients transferred from correc­tional institu­tions to state institu­tions for mentally ill for cost of care and treat­ment, (1981) Vol 41, p 365

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 179—Administration of State Institutions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors179.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 179, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano179.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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