Oregon Statutes - Chapter 179 - Administration of State Institutions - Section 179.040 - General powers and duties.

(1) The Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services shall:

(a) Govern, manage and administer the affairs of the public institutions and works within their respective jurisdictions.

(b) Enter into contracts for the planning, erection, completion and furnishings of all new buildings or additions at their respective institutions.

(c) Subject to any applicable provisions of ORS 279A.125, 279A.255, 279A.275, 279A.280, 279A.285, 279A.290, 279B.025, 279B.240, 279B.270, 279B.275, 279B.280 and 283.110 to 283.395, enter into contracts for the purchase of supplies for their respective institutions.

(d) Make and adopt rules, not inconsistent with law, for the guidance of the Department of Corrections or the Department of Human Services and for the government of their respective institutions.

(2) The Department of Corrections and the Department of Human Services, respectively, may:

(a) Sue and plead in all courts of law and equity.

(b) Perform all legal and peaceful acts requisite and necessary for the successful management and maintenance of the institutions within their respective jurisdictions. [Amended by 1967 c.419 §57; 1969 c.597 §18; 1969 c.706 §63; 1987 c.320 §107; 2001 c.900 §27; 2003 c.794 §200]

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