2015 ORS 419B.373¹
Duties and authority of legal custodian

A person, agency or institution having legal custody of a ward has the following duties and authority:

(1) To have physical custody and control of the ward.

(2) To supply the ward with food, clothing, shelter and incidental necessaries.

(3) To provide the ward with care, education and discipline.

(4) To authorize ordinary medical, dental, psychiatric, psychological, hygienic or other remedial care and treatment for the ward, and, in an emergency where the ward’s safety appears urgently to require it, to authorize surgery or other extraordinary care.

(5) To make such reports and to supply such information to the court as the court may from time to time require.

(6) To apply for any Social Security benefits, public assistance or medical assistance, as defined in ORS 414.025 (Definitions for ORS chapters 411, 413 and 414), to which the ward is otherwise entitled and to use the benefits or assistance to provide for the care of the ward. [1993 c.33 §115; 1993 c.367 §1; 2003 c.396 §65; 2013 c.688 §88]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.
 
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.