ORS 675.178
Agency director appointment

  • powers


The Mental Health Regulatory Agency is under the supervision and control of the Director of the Mental Health Regulatory Agency, who is responsible for the performance of the duties, functions and powers and for the organization of the agency.


The regulated boards shall jointly appoint the director, who shall serve at the direction of the boards. If the boards cannot agree on a director, the Governor shall appoint a director from individuals suggested by each board, and the Governor’s decision is final.


The director is authorized to carry out the provisions of:


ORS 675.010 (Definitions for ORS 675) to 675.150 (Enforcement procedures) as prescribed by the Oregon Board of Psychology; and


ORS 675.715 (Application) to 675.835 (Injunctive proceedings) as prescribed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.


The director may appoint officers and hire employees as necessary to assist the director in fulfilling the duties, functions and powers conferred on the director by this section.


The director may prescribe the duties and fix the compensation of officers appointed by the director and employees hired by the director.


The director has all the powers necessary for the director to fulfill the director’s duties as prescribed by the regulated boards under subsection (3) of this section. [2017 c.104 §7]
Note: See note under 675.160 (Mental Health Regulatory Agency).


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May 30, 2023