ORS 418.495¹
Authority to purchase care
  • relative foster care payments
  • agreement content
  • rules

(1) Within the limits of funds available therefor, the Department of Human Services may enter into agreements with licensed child-caring agencies and other appropriate facilities, including youth care centers, for the purchase of care for children who require and are eligible for such care, regardless of whether the children are wards of the state or whether the department is their guardian or has their custody or whether the children are surrendered to a child-caring agency or committed thereto by order of a court under ORS chapter 419B or 419C. The agreement shall prescribe the procedures for payment, the rate of payment and may contain such other conditions as the department and the agency or facility may agree.

(2) The department shall by rule adopt payment standards for foster care. In establishing standards, the department may take into account the income, resources and maintenance available to and the necessary expenditures of a foster parent who is a relative, as defined by rule, of the child placed in care. [1971 c.457 §4; 1993 c.33 §329; 2007 c.801 §1]

Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children's Services Division employees removed plaintiffs' child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children's Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors418.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­418ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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