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Authorizes Department of Human Services to remit payments for qualified residential treatment program services for certain children.
Prohibits department from placing child or ward in congregate care residential setting in this state if setting is not child-caring agency. Applies to placements occurring on or after September 1, 2019.
Prohibits department from placing child or ward in child-caring agency that is not qualified residential treatment program. Creates exceptions. Applies to placements occurring on or after July 1, 2020.
Directs department to publish certain information regarding out-of-state placements and update information each month.
Describes qualified residential treatment program and requires certain procedures regarding department's placement of child or ward in qualified residential treatment program.
Modifies requirements for permanency hearing for children in voluntary placement.
Modifies definition of "substitute care."
Creates exception to requirement that child-caring agency be incorporated.
Directs department and Oregon Health Authority to submit joint report regarding out-of-state placements to interim committees of Legislative Assembly relating to children no later than September 1, 2019.
Declares emergency, effective on passage.