2017 ORS 430.644¹
Priorities for services provided by community mental health programs

Within the limits of available funds, community mental health programs shall provide those services as defined in ORS 430.630 (Services to be provided by community mental health programs) (3)(a) to (h) to persons in the following order of priority:

(1) Those persons who, in accordance with the assessment of professionals in the field of mental health, are at immediate risk of hospitalization for the treatment of mental or emotional disturbances or are in need of continuing services to avoid hospitalization or pose a hazard to the health and safety of themselves, including the potential for suicide, or others and those persons under 18 years of age who, in accordance with the assessment of professionals in the field of mental health, are at immediate risk of removal from their homes for treatment of mental or emotional disturbances or exhibit behavior indicating high risk of developing disturbances of a severe or persistent nature;

(2) Those persons who, because of the nature of their mental illness, their geographic location or their family income, are least capable of obtaining assistance from the private sector; and

(3) Those persons who, in accordance with the assessment of professionals in the field of mental health, are experiencing mental or emotional disturbances but will not require hospitalization in the foreseeable future. [Formerly 430.675]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 430—Mental Health; Developmental Disabilities; Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors430.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.