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Senate Bill 91 (SB 91) passed the Oregon Legislature in July 2023. It directs the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) to apply for federal approval for a permanent program to pay parents as caregivers. The program is for caregivers of minor children assessed as having very high medical or behavioral needs.
This web page provides information about ODDS’ work to develop this program. ODDS plans to launch the program in mid-2024.
ODDS seeks public comment on its application for federal approval
Prior to SB 91, ODDS administered a temporary program during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). That program allowed parents the option to be a caregiver. This reduced the number of outside caregivers entering their homes. This program ended with the PHE on May 11, 2023. The program served about 450 children in Oregon.
SB 91 provides limited funding every two years, which will have some federal matching funds. There will be a limit to the number of participants because of this limited funding.
The implementation of SB 91 will happen in 2023–2024. Here is a timeline of this work:
Aug. 8, 2023
Aug. 16, 2023
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