Oregon Statutes - Chapter 414 - Medical Assistance - Section 414.085 - Cooperative agreements authorized.

(1) The Department of Human Services may enter into cooperative arrangements with other state agencies and with public or private local agencies:

(a) To establish and maintain standards for private or public institutions in which recipients of medical assistance may receive care or services.

(b) To obtain maximum utilization of health services and vocational rehabilitation services in the provision of medical assistance.

(c) To provide medical assistance in a manner consistent with simplicity of administration and the best interests of the recipients.

(d) To arrange for joint planning and for development of alternate methods of care, making maximum utilization of available resources, with respect to recipients with mental diseases or tuberculosis, and to provide an individual plan for each such patient to assure that the institutional care provided is in the best interests of the patient.

(e) To obtain satisfactory progress toward attaining a comprehensive mental health program, utilizing community mental health centers, nursing homes and other alternatives to care in a public institution for mental diseases.

(2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section shall be construed to impose upon or grant to the department responsibility or authority for state programs relating to standards, licensing, vocational rehabilitation, mental health or tuberculosis not otherwise expressly so imposed or granted by law. [1965 c.556 §10; 1991 c.66 §15]

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