ORS 411.010¹

As used in this chapter and in other statutes providing for assistance and services to needy persons, unless the context or a specially applicable statutory definition requires otherwise:

(1) "Department" means the Department of Human Services.

(2) "General assistance" means assistance or service of any character provided to needy persons not otherwise provided for to the extent of such need and the availability of funds, including medical, surgical and hospital or other remedial care.

(3) "Public assistance" means the following types of assistance:

(a) Temporary assistance for needy families granted under ORS 412.001 (Definitions) to 412.069 (Appeal from denial of or failure to act on application or from modification or cancellation of aid) and 418.647 (Foster care payments);

(b) General assistance granted under ORS 411.710 (Basis for granting general assistance) to 411.730 (Application for general assistance);

(c) Medical assistance;

(d) Assistance provided by the Oregon Supplemental Income Program;

(e) General assistance other than general assistance granted under ORS 411.710 (Basis for granting general assistance) to 411.730 (Application for general assistance); and

(f) Any other functions that may be delegated to the Director of Human Services by or in accordance with federal and state laws. [Amended by 1961 c.620 §1; 1963 c.599 §1; 1965 c.556 §15; 1969 c.597 §228; 1971 c.779 §7; 1973 c.464 §1; 1997 c.581 §4; 2005 c.381 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Support services given to facilitate participa­tion in program of employ­ment or self-sufficiency skills develop­ment are not general assistance or public assistance. Huxford v. Adult and Family Services Division, 174 Or App 1, 23 P3d 390 (2001), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 411

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public Welfare Division records showing cost of medical services to welfare recipients as public records, (1972) Vol 35, p 1143

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 411—Adult and Family Services; Public Assistance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors411.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 411, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­411ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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