State Administrative Agencies

ORS 182.515
Definitions for ORS 182.515 and 182.525


As used in this section and ORS 182.525 (Mandatory expenditures for evidence-based programs):

(1)

“Agency” means:

(a)

The Department of Corrections;

(b)

The Oregon Youth Authority;

(c)

The Youth Development Division; and

(d)

That part of the Oregon Health Authority that deals with mental health and addiction issues.

(2)

“Cost-effective” means that benefits realized over a reasonable period of time are greater than costs, as determined utilizing a cost-benefit analytical tool identified by the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

(3)

“Evidence-based program” means a program that:

(a)

Incorporates significant and relevant practices based on scientifically based research; and

(b)

Is cost-effective.

(4)

(a) “Program” means a treatment or intervention program or service that is intended to:

(A)

Reduce the propensity of a person to commit crimes;

(B)

Improve the mental health of a person with the result of reducing the likelihood that the person will commit a crime or need emergency mental health services; or

(C)

Reduce the propensity of a person who is less than 18 years of age to engage in antisocial behavior with the result of reducing the likelihood that the person will become a juvenile offender.

(b)

“Program” does not include:

(A)

An educational program or service that an agency is required to provide to meet educational requirements imposed by state law; or

(B)

A program that provides basic medical services.

(5)

“Scientifically based research” means research that obtains reliable and valid knowledge by:

(a)

Employing systematic, empirical methods that draw on observation or experiment;

(b)

Involving rigorous data analyses that are adequate to test the stated hypotheses and justify the general conclusions drawn;

(c)

Relying on measurements or observational methods that provide reliable and valid data across evaluators and observers, across multiple measurements and observations and across studies by the same or different investigators; and

(d)

Utilizing randomized controlled trials when possible and appropriate. [2003 c.669 §3; 2005 c.503 §12; 2009 c.595 §162; 2012 c.37 §37; 2013 c.623 §10; 2013 c.649 §41]
Note: 182.515 (Definitions for ORS 182.515 and 182.525) and 182.525 (Mandatory expenditures for evidence-based programs) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 182 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Source

Last accessed
Jun. 26, 2021