Oregon Statutes - Chapter 179 - Administration of State Institutions - Section 179.750 - Equal care and services for persons in state institutions.

(1) Discrimination may not be made in the admission, accommodation, care, education or treatment of any person in a state institution because the person does or does not contribute to the cost of the care.

(2) Discrimination may not be made in the provision of or access to educational facilities and services and recreational facilities and services to any person in the state institutions enumerated in ORS 420.005 or Department of Corrections institutions as defined in ORS 421.005 on the basis of race, religion, sex, marital status or national origin of the person. This subsection does not require combined domiciliary facilities at the state institutions to which it applies. [1959 c.652 §19; 1973 c.546 §12; 1977 c.363 §1; 1979 c.141 §1; 1989 c.348 §11; 1995 c.422 §134; 2003 c.14 §78]

Note: The amendments to 179.750 by section 20, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, are the subject of a referendum petition that may be filed with the Secretary of State not later than September 26, 2007. If the referendum petition is filed with the required number of signatures of electors, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, will be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the regular general election held on November 4, 2008. If approved by the people at the general election, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, takes effect December 4, 2008. If the referendum petition is not filed with the Secretary of State or does not contain the required number of signatures of electors, the amendments to 179.750 by section 20, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2008. 179.750, as amended by section 20, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, is set forth for the userís convenience.

179.750. (1) Discrimination may not be made in the admission, accommodation, care, education or treatment of any person in a state institution because the person does or does not contribute to the cost of the care.

(2) Discrimination may not be made in the provision of or access to educational facilities and services and recreational facilities and services to any person in the state institutions enumerated in ORS 420.005 or Department of Corrections institutions as defined in ORS 421.005 on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or marital status of the person. This subsection does not require combined domiciliary facilities at the state institutions to which it applies.

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