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);
(c) Medical assistance;
(d) Assistance provided by the Oregon Supplemental Income Program;
(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]
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