Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities
Statement of Purpose
The rules in OAR chapter 411, division 328 prescribe standards for providers that support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in a supported living setting and the procedures for the certification and endorsement of supported living settings under the rules in OAR chapter 411, division 323.
These rules incorporate the provisions for home and community-based services and settings and person-centered service planning set forth in OAR chapter 411, division 004. These rules and the rules in OAR chapter 411, division 004 ensure individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities receive services in settings that are integrated in and support the same degree of access to the greater community as people not receiving home and community-based services.
Supported living provides the opportunity for an individual to live in the residence of his or her choice within the community with recognition that the needs and preferences of the individual may change over time. The levels of support for the individual are based upon individual needs and preferences as identified in a functional needs assessment and defined in an Individual Support Plan. Such services may include up to 24 hours per day of paid supports that are provided in a manner that protects the dignity of the individual.
These rules ensure that providers meet basic management, programmatic, health and safety, and human rights regulations for individuals receiving services funded by the Department in supported living settings. The provider is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures that ensure that the requirements of these rules are met and ensuring services comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.