Review of providers
- suspension of funding
(1)The director of the Legal Services Program appointed under ORS 9.572 (Bar to establish Legal Services Program) shall periodically review legal service providers who receive funding from the program. If the director determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that a provider is not in substantial compliance with the standards and guidelines adopted under ORS 9.572 (Bar to establish Legal Services Program), the director shall negotiate with the provider in an attempt to bring the program into compliance.
(2)If the director of the Legal Services Program is unable to negotiate satisfactory compliance with the standards and guidelines of the program established by the Oregon State Bar under ORS 9.572 (Bar to establish Legal Services Program), the director shall give the provider 30 days in which to bring the program into compliance. If the director concludes that the program is not in compliance at the end of the 30-day period, the matter shall be submitted to mediation. The director and the provider shall jointly select a mediator. If the director and provider are unable to select a mediator within 15 days after the expiration of the 30-day period, any presiding judge for a judicial district may appoint a mediator upon the petition of the director.
(3)If mediation under subsection (2) of this section fails to produce a resolution of the matter, the director shall give the provider notice that a hearing will be held not sooner than 30 days after the date the notice is given. If, after hearing, the director determines that the provider is not in compliance with the standards and guidelines of the program and that the provider has failed to show satisfactory progress toward achieving compliance, the director shall suspend further funding of the program until such time as the provider makes a showing of compliance. [1997 c.801 §74; 2011 c.595 §100]
Section 9.576 — Review of providers; mediation; hearing; suspension of funding,