The county court or board of county commissioners, or its representatives designated by it for the purpose, of any county, on behalf of the county, may:
By contract with and subject to the rules of the Department of Human Services, establish and operate, or contract with a public agency or private corporation for, a community developmental disabilities program.
In conformity with the rules of the Oregon Health Authority, establish and operate, or contract with a public agency or private corporation for, a community mental health program.
Cooperate, coordinate or act jointly with any other county or counties or any appropriate officer or agency of such counties in establishing and operating or contracting for a community mental health program or community developmental disabilities program to service all such counties in conformity with the regulations of the department or the authority.
Expend county moneys for the purposes referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection.
Accept and use or expend property or moneys from any public or private source made available for the purposes referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of this subsection.
All officers and agencies of a county, upon request, shall cooperate insofar as possible with the county court or board of county commissioners, or its designated representatives, in conducting programs and carrying on and coordinating activities under subsection (1) of this section. [1961 c.706 §39; 1973 c.639 §2; 1981 c.750 §2; 1989 c.116 §10; 2009 c.595 §507; 2013 c.36 §30]
Atty. Gen. Opinions
Governing body responsibilities in mental health program, (1976) Vol 37, p 1074