Plan for communication among local mental health authorities regarding certain suicides
- • Oregon Health Authority notification
- • authority as resource
(1) As used in this section, “local mental health authority” has the meaning given that term in ORS 430.630 (Services to be provided by community mental health programs).
(2) The Oregon Health Authority shall develop a plan for communication among local mental health authorities and local systems to improve notifications and information-sharing when a death that is suspected to be a suicide involves an individual who is 24 years of age or younger. The plan must address community suicide response and post-intervention efforts to address loss and the potential of contagion risk. The following entities may be involved in developing and implementing the plan:
(a) Public school districts;
(b) Public universities listed in ORS 352.002 (Public universities), if the death involves an individual who is 24 years of age or younger;
(c) Private post-secondary institutions of education, if the death involves an individual who is 24 years of age or younger; and
(d) Any facility that provides services or resources to runaway or homeless youth.
(3) Within seven days after a death that is suspected to be a suicide of an individual 24 years of age or younger, the local mental health authority in the area where the suicide occurred shall inform the Oregon Health Authority, in a manner and in a format to be determined by the authority, of activities implemented to support local entities and individuals affected by the suicide and to prevent the risk of contagion. The authority shall serve as a resource to the local mental health authority as needed by the community. [2015 c.296 §1]
Note: 418.735 (Plan for communication among local mental health authorities regarding certain suicides) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 418 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
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