Senior and Disability Services

ORS 410.210
Area agency advisory councils

  • membership
  • duties


(a) Each area agency shall have an area agency advisory council, with members appointed by the area agency board.


For a type A area agency, membership of the council shall include consumers of services provided primarily to elderly persons under Department of Human Services programs, including low income and minority persons.


A type B area agency that serves elderly persons and persons with disabilities shall have two advisory councils. One shall include persons described in paragraph (b) of this subsection. The second shall be a disability services advisory council. That council shall have as a majority of its members persons with disabilities and shall include consumers of services and other interested persons. Any disability services advisory council in existence at the time the area agency assumes responsibility for providing services to persons with disabilities shall become the disability services advisory council for the area agency.


Each area agency advisory council shall:


Recommend basic policy guidelines for the administration of the activities of the area agencies on behalf of elderly persons or persons with disabilities, and advise the area agency on questions of policy.


Advise the area agency with respect to development of the area plan and budget, and review and comment on the completed area plan and budget before its transmittal to the Director of Human Services.


Review and evaluate the effectiveness of the area agency in meeting the needs of elderly persons or persons with disabilities in the planning and service area.


Meet at least quarterly. The meetings are subject to ORS 192.610 (Definitions for ORS 192.610 to 192.690) to 192.690 (Exceptions to ORS 192.610 to 192.690). [1981 c.784 §11; 1989 c.224 §76; 1991 c.67 §101; 1993 c.116 §1; 2001 c.900 §79; 2007 c.70 §170; 2011 c.9 §52]
Chapter 410

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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