Senior and Disability Services

ORS 410.603
Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Committee


(1)

The Home Care Commission shall create a Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Committee.

(2)

The committee shall provide information and make recommendations to the commission and to the Department of Human Services on:

(a)

Methods of improving the quality of services available to persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses and the family members of persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses;

(b)

Means of ensuring that an adequate amount of services are available to persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses and the family members of persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses; and

(c)

All the duties and functions under ORS 410.595 (Legislative intent and findings) to 410.625 (Authority of commission) as those duties and functions pertain to persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses and the family members of persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses, including but not limited to:

(A)

Qualifications for personal support workers;

(B)

Registration of personal support workers;

(C)

Referrals for routine, emergency and respite care;

(D)

Training opportunities for personal support workers including, but not limited to, the training described in ORS 410.598 (Training and testing for home care workers and personal support workers); and

(E)

Collective bargaining.

(3)

The commission and the department shall consider the recommendations of the committee. When the commission or the department does not follow the recommendations of the committee, the commission or the department shall inform the committee of the reasons for not following the recommendations.

(4)

The commission shall appoint members to the committee. In appointing members to the committee, the commission shall include at least one:

(a)

Consumer of services, activities or purchases available to persons with developmental disabilities;

(b)

Consumer of services, activities or purchases available to persons with mental illnesses;

(c)

Family member of a person with a developmental disability;

(d)

Family member of a person with a mental illness;

(e)

Advocate for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses;

(f)

Personal support worker;

(g)

Representative from an agency that assists persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses in finding and arranging resources for home care services; and

(h)

Representative from a support services brokerage that assists persons with developmental disabilities or mental illnesses in finding and arranging resources for home care services. [2010 c.100 §3; 2018 c.75 §5]
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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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