Department of Human Services

ORS 409.194
Establishment of review process

  • sensitive review committee
  • rules


The Department of Human Services shall adopt rules establishing a review process to carry out the policy expressed in ORS 409.192 (Policy on internal review of department decisions).


If the actions and conduct of the department are being addressed in a judicial or administrative proceeding, the review required by subsection (1) of this section may not be commenced or shall be stayed pending resolution of the judicial or administrative proceeding.


The Director of Human Services may convene a sensitive review committee for the purpose of reviewing the actions and conduct of the department.


(a) The director may convene a sensitive review committee upon request of the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives.


The President shall appoint at least one state Senator and the Speaker shall appoint at least one state Representative to serve on a sensitive review committee convened pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection. The President and the Speaker shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Senate, the House of Representatives and the majority and minority parties have balanced representation on the committee.


If the director convenes a sensitive review committee pursuant to this subsection, upon completion of its review, the committee shall develop findings and conclusions and make recommendations to the director regarding policies and practices. No more than 180 days after receiving the request from the President or the Speaker, the director shall submit to the President and the Speaker a written report containing the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the committee. Unless exempt from disclosure under ORS chapter 192, the report shall be disclosed upon request to any member of the Legislative Assembly. [1997 c.873 §29; 2007 c.236 §1; 2011 c.430 §1]
Chapter 409

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Use of division's client records by another departmental division, (1974) Vol 37, p 186


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