Designation of Area Agencies on Aging
(1)Each Planning and Service Area shall have only one designated Area Agency on Aging.
(2)The Administrator of the Division shall designate Area Agencies on Aging.
(3)The designation shall comply with the Older Americans Act by giving right of first refusal in designating new Area Agencies on Aging to a unit of general purpose local government, of which the boundaries, and the boundaries of the proposed Planning and Service Area, are reasonably contiguous. If a unit of local government does not exercise this right, the Division shall give preference to an established office on aging.
(4)A designated Area Agency on Aging shall be:
(a)An office or agency of a unit of general purpose local government, which is selected by the chief elected official of the unit to serve as an Area Agency; or
(b)Any office or agency designated by the appropriate chief elected officials of any combination of units of general or general and special purpose local government formed in accordance with ORS Chapter 190 (Cooperation of Governmental Units); or
(c)A private nonprofit organization.
(5)Unless otherwise requested by the applicant and approved by the Division, designation of new Area Agencies on Aging become effective at the beginning of the state fiscal year, July 1.
(6)Prior to making a decision on designation of a new Area Agency on Aging, the Division shall conduct an on-site review to determine the capacity of the applicant to perform the functions of an Area Agency on Aging.
(7)Denial of an application for designation as an Area Agency on Aging may be appealed to the Division for an Administrative Review. Such an appeal must be made in writing and received by the Division within 30 days of the notice of denial. The Division will conduct an Administrative Review and a written decision will be issued by the Division within 30 days of the completion of the Administrative Review.
Rule 411-002-0110 — Designation of Area Agencies on Aging,