(1) It is the policy of the State of Oregon that persons with disabilities served by the Department of Human Services shall also receive necessary services, as appropriate for their needs, from other state agencies.
(2) In carrying out the provisions in subsection (1) of this section, the Department of Human Services shall negotiate interagency agreements and coordinate services with the Employment Department and the Department of Education for the provision of appropriate services to clients of the Department of Human Services who have disabilities.
(3)(a) Prior to approval of an appropriate living arrangement, as defined in ORS 410.040, administered by the Department of Human Services, all persons with disabilities shall be assessed by preadmission screening to ensure the appropriateness of the living arrangement.
(b) If a person with a disability is diagnosed as, or is reasonably believed to be, a person with mental retardation or a developmental disability, preadmission screening shall include an assessment by the Developmental Disability Diagnosis and Evaluation Service established under ORS 427.104.
(4) The Department of Human Services in coordination with the Department of Education shall work with nursing homes that have one or more residents under 18 years of age to develop a program appropriate to the needs of those residents. [1981 c.784 §4; 1985 c.180 §5; 1989 c.224 §74; 2001 c.900 §76; 2007 c.70 §167]
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