2017 ORS 430.646¹
Priorities for services for persons with mental or emotional disturbances

In allocating funds for community mental health programs affecting persons with mental or emotional disturbances, the Oregon Health Authority shall observe the following priorities:

(1) To ensure the establishment and operation of community mental health programs for persons with mental or emotional disturbances in every geographic area of the state to provide some services in each category of services described in ORS 430.630 (Services to be provided by community mental health programs) (3) unless a waiver has been granted;

(2) To ensure survival of services that address the needs of persons within the priority of services under ORS 430.644 (Priorities for services provided by community mental health programs) and that meet authority standards;

(3) To develop the interest and capacity of community mental health programs to provide new or expanded services to meet the needs for services under ORS 430.644 (Priorities for services provided by community mental health programs) and to promote the equal availability of such services throughout the state; and

(4) To encourage and assist in the development of model projects to test new services and innovative methods of service delivery. [Formerly 430.685]

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.