OAR 411-323-0070


The Department may grant a variance to these rules or the corresponding program rules based upon a demonstration by an agency that an alternative method or different approach provides equal or greater agency effectiveness and does not adversely impact the welfare, health, safety, or rights of individuals or violate state or federal laws.


The agency requesting a variance must submit a written application to the Department that contains the following:


The section of the rule from which the variance is sought;


The reason for the proposed variance;


The alternative practice, service, method, concept, or procedure proposed; and


If the variance applies to the services for an individual, evidence that the variance is consistent with the currently authorized ISP for the individual.


The request for a variance is approved or denied by the Department. The decision of the Department is sent to the agency, the CDDP, and to all relevant Department programs or offices within 30 days from the receipt of the variance request.


The agency may request an administrative review of the denial of a variance request. The Department must receive a written request for an administrative review within 10 business days from the receipt of the denial. The decision of the Director is the final response from the Department.


The duration of the variance is determined by the Department.


The agency may implement a variance only after written approval from the Department.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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