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​​​APD Rules Advisory Committees (RAC)

The Aging and People with Disabilities program staffs a wide variety of advisory groups designed to promote quality services for Oregonians. View current RAC information. If interested in participating, email ​apd.rules@odh​​​

Disability Services Advisory Councils​​ (DSAC)

Disability Services Advisory Councils​ are made up of local volunteers. DSACs give advice, educate, and advocate on issues that are important to people with disabilities. Most DSAC volunteers are people with disabilities. All are dedicated advocates.​

Governor’s Commission on Senior Services (GCSS)

The Governor's Commission on Senior Services is an official state commission made up of volunteers appointed by the governor and two legislators, one from the House and one from the Senate. The Commission works to further the interests of Oregon’s seniors. ​

Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) Advisory Committee

The ODHHS Advisory Committee assists the Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Program (ODHHSP) by providing information and expertise on issues affecting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Oregon Disabilities Commission (ODC)

The Oregon Disabilities Commission is charged by state statute to advise the Department of Human Services, the Governor, the Legislative Assembly and appropriate state agency Administrators on issues related to achieving the full economic, social, legal and political equity of individuals with disabilities. ODC also acts as a coordinating link between and among public and private organizations services individuals with disabilities.

Oregon Home Care Commission (OHCC)

The Oregon Home Care Commission is responsible for ensuring the quality of home care services that are funded by the Department of Human Services for seniors and people with disabilities.

State Independent Living Council (SILC)

The State Independent Living Council​ is a Governor appointed body, offering people with disabilities control over the design of Oregon's Independent Living program services.

State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)

The State Rehabilitation Council is a group of 15 to 25 consumers, advocates, business and community representatives, appointed by Oregon's Governor to advise the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services in the development, implementation and review of rehabilitation service delivery for Oregonians with disabilities.

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Long-Term Care Ombudsman

The Office of the Long-Term ​Care Ombudsman is an independent state agency that serves long-term care facility residents through complaint investigation, resolution and advocacy for improvement in resident care. ​The Long-Term Care Ombudsman can be reached toll-free at 800-522-2602.