ORS 412.089¹
Referral to mental health or drug abuse professional
  • provision of resources
  • staff training

(1) The Department of Human Services shall refer a person applying for or receiving temporary assistance for needy families to an evaluation by a mental health or drug abuse professional if the department reasonably believes such referral is necessary. The Department of Human Services shall develop guidelines to assist in the identification and referral of individuals requiring mental health or drug abuse treatment.

(2) If an evaluation conducted under subsection (1) of this section determines that mental health or drug abuse treatment is necessary for the person to function successfully in the workplace, the department shall provide such resources as are necessary and available for the person to participate in and successfully complete treatment.

(3) A person who refuses to participate in an evaluation under subsection (1) of this section or treatment under subsection (2) of this section shall be subject to the provisions of ORS 412.009 (Determination of amount of aid) (4) and (5).

(4) The department shall provide training to staff who work directly with persons applying for or receiving temporary assistance for needy families in assessment and evaluation of mental health disorders, addictions and battered women’s syndrome as may be necessary to implement the provisions of subsection (1) of this section. [Formerly 418.134]

Note: The amendments to 412.089 (Referral to mental health or drug abuse professional) (formerly 418.134) by section 5b, chapter 861, Oregon Laws 2007, become operative October 1, 2008. See section 25, chapter 861, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is operative on and after October 1, 2008, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

412.089 (Referral to mental health or drug abuse professional). (1) The Department of Human Services shall refer a person applying for or receiving temporary assistance for needy families to an evaluation by a mental health or drug abuse professional if the department reasonably believes such referral is necessary. The Department of Human Services shall develop guidelines to assist in the identification and referral of individuals requiring mental health or drug abuse treatment.

(2) If an evaluation conducted under subsection (1) of this section determines that mental health or drug abuse treatment is necessary for the person to function successfully in the workplace, the department shall provide such resources as are necessary and available for the person to participate in and successfully complete treatment.

(3) A person who refuses to participate in an evaluation under subsection (1) of this section or treatment under subsection (2) of this section shall be subject to the provisions of ORS 412.009 (Determination of amount of aid) (5) and (6).

(4) The department shall provide training to staff who work directly with persons applying for or receiving temporary assistance for needy families in assessment and evaluation of mental health disorders, addictions and battered women’s syndrome as may be necessary to implement the provisions of subsection (1) of this section.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 412—Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors412.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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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