2007 ORS 426.502¹
Definitions for ORS 426.502 to 426.508

As used in ORS 426.502 (Definitions for ORS 426.502 to 426.508) to 426.508 (Sale of F. H. Dammasch State Hospital):

(1) "Community housing" means property and related equipment that are used or could be used to house persons with chronic mental illness and their care providers. "Community housing" includes single-family housing and multiple-unit residential housing.

(2) "Construct" means to build, install, assemble, expand, alter, convert, replace or relocate. "Construct" includes to install equipment and to prepare a site.

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

(4) "Equipment" means furnishings, fixtures or appliances that are used or could be used to provide care in community housing.

(5) "Multiple-unit residential housing" means housing that provides two or more living units and spaces for common use by the occupants in social and recreational activities. "Multiple-unit residential housing" may include nonhousing facilities incidental or appurtenant to the housing that, in the determination of the department, improve the quality of the housing.

(6) "Person with a chronic mental illness" has the meaning given that term in ORS 426.495 (Definitions for ORS 426.490 to 426.500).

(7) "Single-family housing" means a detached living unit with common living room and dining facilities for at least three occupants with chronic mental illness. "Single-family housing" may include nonhousing facilities incidental or appurtenant to the housing that, in the determination of the department, improve the quality of the housing. [1999 c.983 §2; 2005 c.11 §1; 2007 c.70 §210]

Chapter 426

Notes of Decisions

The entire statutory scheme of involuntary commit­ment provides adequate procedural safeguards which satisfies the require­ments of due process and equal protec­tion. Dietrich v. Brooks, 27 Or App 821, 558 P2d 357 (1976), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

County of residence paying mental commit­ment costs, (1979) Vol 40, p 147; civil commit­ment to Mental Health Division of per­son against whom crim­i­nal charges are pending, (1980) Vol 41, p 91

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 448 (1979)

  • Mental Health Association of Portland » Blog, Oct 15, 2009
    “The Community Mental Health Housing Fund was created by the 1999 Legislature from the sale of Dammasch and is codified in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS 426.502-426.508). The statute directs 70 percent of interest earned to community ...”

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 426—Persons With Mental Illness; Sexually Dangerous Persons, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­426.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 426, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­426ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.