Oregon Statutes - Chapter 430 - Administration; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs - Section 430.670 - Contracts to provide services; approval of department; competition for subcontracts; exception.

(1) A community mental health and developmental disabilities program may provide services by contracting therefor with a public agency, private corporation or individual. All elements of service provided for in the contract shall be considered as a part of a community mental health program for all purposes of ORS 430.610 to 430.695. Contracts authorized by this section shall comply with rules adopted by the Department of Human Services.

(2) A private corporation that contracts with a county or the Department of Human Services to operate a community mental health and developmental disabilities program shall provide an opportunity for competition among private care providers when awarding subcontracts for provision of services described in ORS 430.630 (1) to (3).

(3) In keeping with the principles of family support expressed in ORS 417.342 and notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section or ORS 291.047 (3), an entity operating a community mental health and developmental disabilities program may purchase services for an individual from a service provider without first providing an opportunity for competition among other service providers if the service provider is selected by the individual, the individualís family or the individualís guardian, as long as the service provider has been approved by the department to provide such service. [1963 c.117 §1; 1973 c.639 §7; 1981 c.750 §14; 1999 c.524 §1]

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