(1)“Approval authority” means the authority to approve and execute a contract. OAR 125-020-0220(1) gives the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) approval authority for all state agency contracts. DAS has delegated the approval authority to the Department of Human Services (the Department) for client services contracts (see OAR 125-020-0600(1)(a)).
(2)“Child” means an unmarried person under 18 years of age. A person between 18 and 21 years of age and in the custody of the Department is also considered a child for purposes of these rules.
(3)“Client” means a child or adult receiving services from the Department.
(4)“Contract authority” means the authority to select a contractor, negotiate a contract, and sign a contract.
(5)“Family member” means a person related to the child.
(6)“Independent contractor” means an individual at least 18 years of age or a business that is an independent contractor as defined in ORS 670.600 (Independent contractor defined).
(7)“Nontraditional contractor” means an individual at least 18 years of age or a business not currently licensed by the Department as a child-caring agency who has contracted with the Department if the total authorized expenditure of all contracts is less than $8,000.
(8)“Primary care giver” means a person who is responsible for providing care and supervision of a child.
(9)“System-of-care short-form personal-services contract” or “SOC short-form contract” means a class of personal services contracts funded by flexible funds allocated by the Department as part of the Department’s system-of-care settlement agreement with the Juvenile Rights Project, Inc., and developed by the Department to provide expedited service delivery to children and families as allowed by these rules.
(10)“System-of-care contractor” or “SOC contractor” means an individual or business that has contracted with the Department and is paid with flexible funds allocated by the Department as part of the Department’s system-of-care settlement agreement with the Juvenile Rights Project, Inc.
(11)“System-of-care settlement agreement” means the agreement between the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Juvenile Rights Project, Inc., which includes provisions for the use of flexible funds in meeting the individual needs of children and their families to promote safety, permanency, and well being.
(12)“Traditional contractor” means an individual at least 18 years of age who has exceeded $8,000 in total SOC contracts during the preceding 12 month period, regardless of funding source or purpose; or a business currently licensed by the Department as provided for by OAR 413-220-0000 to 413-220-0160.
Rule 413-330-0910 — Definitions,