2017 ORS 418.980¹
Partner agencies
  • duties

This section is repealed
Effective January 1, 2020
Relating to youth with specialized needs; creating new provisions; and repealing ORS 418.975, 418.977, 418.980, 418.982 and 418.985.

To the extent practicable within available resources, by the year 2015 partner agencies, individually and collectively, shall:

(1) Implement and sustain the wraparound initiative by:

(a) Connecting services and supports, including peer-delivered services and supports, across the lifespan and all social, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental stages.

(b) Building local governance structures to implement systems of care at the local level that conform to the core values and principles described in ORS 418.977 (Core values).

(c) Managing care through system coordination at the local level.

(d) Storing coordinated service-related information in an electronic record.

(e) Establishing an array of services and supports that is readily accessible by the identified population and their families.

(f) Authorizing services and supports that are based on the strengths and needs of the individual youth.

(g) Supporting communities in the expansion of creative services and supports to suit local needs.

(h) Establishing a workforce development process to translate policy into practice efficiently and effectively for improved accessibility and delivery of services and supports.

(i) Establishing key roles and responsibilities among multiple partner agencies, community partners and family-run organizations involved in the system of care.

(j) Establishing at least three local system of care sites.

(2) Ensure cultural competence in the provision of services by:

(a) Implementing uniform standards to allow state and local agencies to describe the culturally appropriate services and supports available in a system of care.

(b) Providing youth and families with understandable and effective system of care services in a manner compatible with their cultural beliefs, practices, literacy skills and language.

(c) Developing and implementing a process to review practices accepted by diverse communities.

(d) Identifying ways to continually improve culturally competent system of care services and implementing a statewide system of care that reflects culturally competent practices.

(3) Collect and evaluate data by:

(a) Creating one or more committees to review and select outcome or performance measures and benchmarks for the wraparound initiative.

(b) Creating standard agreements for sharing data without compromising confidentiality.

(c) Supporting the acquisition of information technology that allows local entities to share real-time data and that allows the state to evaluate the quality, accountability and success of local implementation and the wraparound initiative as a whole.

(d) Implementing workforce development strategies designed to maximize efficiencies and the sharing of knowledge across systems, and achieve identified outcomes and performance measures. [2009 c.540 §3]

Note: See note under 418.975 (Definitions for ORS 418.975 to 418.985).

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/­ors/­ors418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.