Oregon Statutes - Chapter 410 - Senior and Disability Services - Section 410.435 - Expansion of Oregon Project Independence; rules.

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 410.430 and subject to the conditions described in subsection (2) of this section, the Department of Human Services shall adopt rules:

(a) Expanding the eligibility requirements of Oregon Project Independence to cover persons 19 years of age or older with physical disabilities; and

(b) Expanding authorized services under Oregon Project Independence to include:

(A) Public education on long term care planning and resources;

(B) Establishment and maintenance of a website on long term care planning and resources; and

(C) Long term care case management and case planning services offered for a fee to persons who are not eligible for services from Oregon Project Independence.

(2) The department may not adopt the rules expanding Oregon Project Independence described in subsection (1) of this section unless the amount of moneys in the Oregon Project Independence Fund established in ORS 410.422 is sufficient to provide services to eligible clients under ORS 410.410 to 410.480 and is sufficient to fund the expansion of the program to persons with physical disabilities and the additional authorized services described in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Rules adopted under subsection (1) of this section are valid only for the biennium in which the rules are adopted. [2005 c.749 §9]

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