2017 ORS 427.101¹
Definitions for ORS 427.115, 427.154 and 427.160

As used in this section and ORS 427.115 (Assessment of service needs and determination of service rate), 427.154 (Individualized written service plan) and 427.160 (Support service brokerages):

(1) “Adult” means an individual who is 18 years of age or older.

(2) “Community living and inclusion supports” means services that may or may not be work-related and includes services designed to develop or maintain the individual’s skills in the following areas:

(a) Eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, mobility and other personal needs;

(b) Self-awareness and self-control, social responsiveness, social amenities, interpersonal skills, interpersonal relationships and social connections;

(c) Community participation, recreation and the ability to use available community services, facilities or businesses;

(d) Expressive and receptive skills in verbal and nonverbal language, the functional application of acquired reading and writing skills and other communication needs; and

(e) Planning and preparing meals, budgeting, laundering, housecleaning and other personal environmental needs.

(3) “Comprehensive services” means a package of services, other than support services for adults, that is provided by or under the direction of a community developmental disabilities program and that includes at least one of the following living arrangements licensed or regulated by the Department of Human Services:

(a) Twenty-four-hour residential care, including but not limited to a group home, a foster home or a supported living program.

(b) Assistance provided to maintain an individual in the individual’s own home or the home of the individual’s family and that costs more than an amount specified by the department by rule.

(4) “Employment services” means services provided to develop or maintain the skills necessary for an individual to obtain and retain employment, including job assessment, job exploration, job development, job training, job coaching, work skills, and ongoing supports.

(5) “Environmental accessibility adaptations” means physical modifications to an individual’s home that are necessary to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the individual in the home, or that enable the individual to function with greater independence in the home.

(6) “Individualized written service plan” means a plan described in ORS 427.107 (Rights of persons receiving developmental disability services) (2)(i), (j) and (k) that identifies the resources, services and purchases necessary for an individual with a developmental disability to achieve identified personal goals and maximize self-determination.

(7) “Person-centered planning” means an informal or formal process for gathering and organizing information that helps an individual to:

(a) Enhance self-determination by choosing personal goals and lifestyle preferences;

(b) Design strategies and networks of support to achieve personal goals and a preferred lifestyle using individual strengths, relationships and resources; and

(c) Identify, use and strengthen naturally occurring opportunities for support in the home and in the community.

(8) “Self-determination” means empowering individuals to:

(a) Select and plan, together with freely-chosen family members and friends, the support services for adults that are necessary instead of purchasing a predefined program or package of services;

(b) Control the expenditure of available financial assistance in order to purchase support services for adults, with the help of a social support network if needed;

(c) Live an autonomous life in the community, rich in community affiliations, through formal or informal arrangements of resources and personnel; and

(d) Have a valued role in the community through competitive employment, organizational affiliations, personal development and general caring for others in the community, and to be accountable for spending public dollars in ways that are life-enhancing for the individual.

(9) “Service provider” means any person who is paid a service rate by the department to provide one or more of the services identified in the individualized written service plan of an adult with a developmental disability regardless of where the service is provided.

(10) “Service rate” means the amount of reimbursement paid to a service provider to care for an adult with a developmental disability.

(11)(a) “Specialized medical equipment and supplies” means:

(A) Devices, aids, controls, supplies or appliances that enable individuals:

(i) To increase their ability to perform activities of daily living; or

(ii) To perceive, control or communicate with the environment in which they live;

(B) Items necessary for life support, including ancillary supplies and equipment necessary to the proper functioning of these items; and

(C) Medical equipment not available in the medical assistance program.

(b) “Specialized medical equipment and supplies” does not include items that have no direct medical or remedial benefit to the individual.

(12) “Specialized supports” means treatment, training, consultation or other unique services that are not available through the medical assistance program but are necessary to achieve the goals identified in the individualized written service plan, or other support services for adults prescribed by the department by rule.

(13) “Support service brokerage” means an entity that contracts with the department to provide or to arrange for support services for adults.

(14) “Support services for adults” means the services for adults with developmental disabilities provided by a support service brokerage under ORS 427.154 (Individualized written service plan) and 427.160 (Support service brokerages). [Formerly 427.400]

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Notes of Decisions

Former commit­ment pro­vi­sions of this chapter were constitu­tional. State ex rel Vandenberg v. Vandenberg, 48 Or App 609, 617 P2d 675 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Standard of proof in former version of this chapter was proof “beyond a reasonable doubt.” State ex rel Vandenberg v. Vandenberg, 48 Or App 609, 617 P2d 675 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

As commit­ment pro­ceed­ing is not crim­i­nal matter, principle of double jeopardy has no applica­tion. State ex rel Vandenberg v. Vandenberg, 48 Or App 609, 617 P2d 675 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Preemp­tion of the Oregon Revised Statutes by the pro­vi­sions of the Interstate Compact, (1973) Vol 36, p 297; civil commit­ment to Mental Health Division of per­son against whom crim­i­nal charges are pending, (1980) Vol 41, p 91

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 439 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 427—Persons With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilitie, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors427.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 427, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano427.­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.