OAR 309-035-0100
Purpose and Scope


These rules prescribe standards by which the Health Systems Division (Division) of the Oregon Health Authority (Authority) licenses community based residential treatment facilities and community based residential treatment homes for adults with mental health disorders. The standards promote optimum health, mental and social well-being, and recovery for adults with mental health disorders through the availability of a wide range of home and community based residential settings and services. They prescribe how services will be provided in safe, secure, and homelike environments that recognize the dignity, individuality, and right to self-determination of each individual.


These rules incorporate and implement the requirements of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) authorized under section 1915(i) of the Social Security Act;


These rules establish requirements to ensure individuals receive services in settings that are integrated in and support the same degree of access to the greater community as individuals not receiving HCBS, consistent with the standards set out in OAR chapter 411, division 4.


These rules apply to all Residential Treatment Homes (RTH) and Residential Treatment Facilities (RTF) providing services to adults with mental health disorders regardless of whether the program receives public funds. These rules prescribe distinct standards in some areas for Secure Residential Treatment Facilities (SRTF) or are based on the number of individuals receiving services in the program.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 309-035-0100’s source at or​.us