Or. Admin. R. 309-011-0000 - Organizational Description

(1) Purpose. This rule describes the organization of the Addictions and Mental Health Division (Division). The Addictions and Mental Health Division was previously known as the Mental Health and Developmental Disability Services Division.
(2) Statutory Authority. This rule is authorized by ORS 413.042 and carries out the provisions of ORS 183.330 & 409.010.
(3) Goal and Organization:
(a) The goal of the Division is to promote mental health and to reduce the negative consequences of mental or emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities;
(b) The Division is under the supervision and control of the Administrator. The Administrator is an Assistant Director of the Oregon Health Authority and is responsible for the state's mental health and developmental disability programs. The Administrator is ultimately responsible for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs supported by public funds;
(c) The following positions, with the Administrator, comprise the Executive Council of the Division: Deputy Administrator, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Mental Health Services, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Developmental Disability Services, Assistant Administrator for Administrative Services, Superintendent of Dammasch State Hospital, Superintendent of Oregon State Hospital, Superintendent of Fairview Training Center, Superintendent of Eastern Oregon Psychiatric and Training Center, Assistant Administrator of Personnel Services, Communications Manager, and Manager, Office of Client Rights. The Executive Council meets regularly to assist the Administrator in the management of the state's mental health and developmental disability programs. The Administrator has the ultimate responsibility for all decisions;
(d) The Deputy Administrator is responsible for assisting the Administrator in directing, managing, coordinating programs for the Division, and supervising the Computer Services Section;
(e) The Program Offices are responsible for planning, designing, and developing resources for programs throughout the state and ensuring the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of those programs. Each Program Office is directed by an Assistant Administrator. The Office of Mental Health Services was previously known as the Program Office for Mental or Emotional Disturbances and the Office of Developmental Disability Services was previously known as the Program Office for Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities;
(f) The Assistant Administrator for Administrative Services is responsible for the following administrative and support functions: Managing the Division's contractual relationship with providers of local mental health and developmental disability services; legal and financial compliance audits and for managing the budgeting and business operations of the Division to expedite the effective delivery of services. The functions performed by the Office of Administrative Services support all Division programs;
(g) The Superintendents of the five state institutions are responsible for the operation, control, and management of those institutions;
(h) The Assistant Administrator of Personnel Services is responsible for directing Division-wide labor relations activities; personnel services; personal services position information control system (PICS); classification and allocation; and affirmative action/equal employment opportunity (EEO) to assure compliance with federal and state laws, merit system principles, and labor union contracts;
(i) The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and coordinating a statewide communications plan for the Division, producing informational materials; providing communications counseling and assistance to staff. The position serves as spokesperson for the Division and works as a communications liaison to the Oregon Health Authority;
(j) The Manager, Office of Client Rights is responsible for independent investigations of patient and resident abuse cases, conducting investigations on behalf of the Administrator, and liaison with the various family and consumer advocacy groups representing the Division's clients.


Or. Admin. R. 309-011-0000
MHD 6, f. 2-18-72, ef. 3-11-72; MHD 19, f. 5-31-74, ef. 6-25-74; MHD 18-1980, f. & ef. 12-2-80; MHD 19-1983, f. & ef. 9-23-83; MHD 4-1990, f. 4-26-90, cert. ef. 4-30-90

Stat. Auth.: ORS 413..042

Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.330

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