2015 ORS 443.400¹
Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455

As used in ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455) to 443.455 (Civil penalties) and 443.991 (Penalties), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Director" means the director of the licensing agency for the residential facility.

(2) "Licensing agency" means:

(a) The Department of Human Services, if the residential facility that is licensed, or that the Director of Human Services determines should be licensed, is a residential care facility, residential training facility or residential training home; or

(b) The Oregon Health Authority, if the residential facility that is licensed, or that the Director of the Oregon Health Authority determines should be licensed, is a residential treatment facility or residential treatment home.

(3) "Resident" means any individual residing in a facility who receives residential care, treatment or training. For purposes of ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455) to 443.455 (Civil penalties), an individual is not considered to be a resident if the individual is related by blood or marriage within the fourth degree as determined by civil law to the person licensed to operate or maintain the facility.

(4) "Residential care" means services such as supervision; protection; assistance while bathing, dressing, grooming or eating; management of money; transportation; recreation; and the providing of room and board.

(5) "Residential care facility" means a facility that provides, for six or more socially dependent individuals or individuals with physical disabilities, residential care in one or more buildings on contiguous properties.

(6) "Residential facility" means a residential care facility, residential training facility, residential treatment facility, residential training home or residential treatment home.

(7) "Residential training facility" means a facility that provides, for six or more individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities, residential care and training in one or more buildings on contiguous properties.

(8) "Residential training home" means a facility that provides, for five or fewer individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities, residential care and training in one or more buildings on contiguous properties, when so certified and funded by the Department of Human Services.

(9) "Residential treatment facility" means a facility that provides, for six or more individuals with mental, emotional or behavioral disturbances or alcohol or drug dependence, residential care and treatment in one or more buildings on contiguous properties.

(10) "Residential treatment home" means a facility that provides for five or fewer individuals with mental, emotional or behavioral disturbances or alcohol or drug dependence, residential care and treatment in one or more buildings on contiguous properties.

(11) "Training" means the systematic, planned maintenance, development or enhancement of self-care skills, social skills or independent living skills, or the planned sequence of systematic interactions, activities or structured learning situations designed to meet each resident’s specified needs in the areas of physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth.

(12) "Treatment" means a planned, individualized program of medical, psychological or rehabilitative procedures, experiences and activities designed to relieve or minimize mental, emotional, physical or other symptoms or social, educational or vocational disabilities resulting from or related to the mental or emotional disturbance, physical disability or alcohol or drug problem. [1977 c.717 §1; 1987 c.548 §1; 1989 c.224 §95; 1989 c.488 §1; 1991 c.801 §1; 2001 c.900 §183; 2005 c.22 §306; 2007 c.70 §245; 2009 c.595 §777]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Licensing nursing homes for mentally retarded under licensing pro­vi­sions of residential facilities, (1978) Vol 39, p 1


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 443—Residential Care; Adult Foster Homes; Hospice Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors443.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 443, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano443.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.