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FAQ: KEPRO & residential placement

Hospitals and residential treatment facilities often do not provide community integration. DRO supports efforts to integrate people with disabilities into the community and to place people in the proper level of care. DRO has concerns about how the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reviews placements.  Concerns have  come up with the company that reviews placements for… Continue Reading FAQ: KEPRO & residential placement

The State budget

Mental Health Sustaining Community Mental Health Programs The non-Medicaid budget fully funds the current service level for community mental health without program reductions. In addition, there is an increase of $20.1 million in tobacco tax revenues available to fund mental health programs. Oregon Health Authority plans to use most of the increase for programs that… Continue Reading The State budget

Legislative Update, week three

Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states that don’t allow motorists to pump their own gas.  But that may be changing.  The proverbial camel’s nose nudged into tent when the 2015 legislature allowed self-serve in “low-population” counties after 6 p.m. and before 6 a.m.  On Friday, the House Committee on Transportation Policy considered… Continue Reading Legislative Update, week three