Senior and Disability Services

ORS 410.060
Policy for persons with disabilities served by department


It is the policy of the State of Oregon that persons with disabilities served by the Department of Human Services shall also receive necessary services, as appropriate for their needs, from other state agencies.


In carrying out the provisions in subsection (1) of this section, the Department of Human Services shall negotiate interagency agreements and coordinate services with the Employment Department and the Department of Education for the provision of appropriate services to clients of the Department of Human Services who have disabilities.


(a) Prior to approval of an appropriate living arrangement, as defined in ORS 410.040 (Definitions for ORS 410.040 to 410.300, 410.320 and 410.619), administered by the Department of Human Services, all persons with disabilities shall be assessed by preadmission screening to ensure the appropriateness of the living arrangement.


If a person with a disability is diagnosed as, or is reasonably believed to be, a person with a developmental disability, preadmission screening shall include a diagnostic evaluation as described in ORS 427.105 (Diagnostic evaluations).


The Department of Human Services in coordination with the Department of Education shall work with nursing homes that have one or more residents under 18 years of age to develop a program appropriate to the needs of those residents. [1981 c.784 §4; 1985 c.180 §5; 1989 c.224 §74; 2001 c.900 §76; 2007 c.70 §167; 2011 c.658 §38; 2013 c.36 §67]
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Notes of Decisions

Agency rules making placement of handicapped and elderly persons factor of their primary service needs and providing for different residential facilities to accommodate persons with different needs were consistent with provisions of this chapter in effect at time petitioner, who was mentally retarded, was refused placement at facility which primarily served elderly. Dempsey v. Senior Services Division, 92 Or App 163, 758 P2d 367 (1988)


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