ORS 443.720¹
Findings of Legislative Assembly

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds that:

(a) Adult foster homes provide needed care and services to thousands of Oregonians who are elderly or have disabilities and who might otherwise be institutionalized;

(b) The protection of the health, safety and well-being of the residents of adult foster homes is an important function of the Department of Human Services; and

(c) Consistent interpretation, application and enforcement of regulatory standards is necessary and desirable for the protection of adult foster home residents.

(2) It is legislative intent that:

(a) The department provide training and guidelines for employees assigned to licensing and enforcement to encourage consistency; and

(b) The department take vigorous action to ensure that inspections and investigations are carried out as required by law. [1995 c.667 §7; 2007 c.70 §251]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 443—Home Health Agencies; Residential Facilities; Hospice Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors443.­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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