Senate Bill 24 Fact Sheet
Senate Bill 25 Fact Sheet
During its 2019 session, the Oregon
Legislature passed Senate bills 24 and 25. Both are already in effect. This is
a positive step toward helping people receive competency restoration services
at the right level of care to meet their needs.
The Oregon Health
Authority (OHA) is working to alleviate patient population pressure at Oregon
State Hospital caused by the rapidly escalating number of patients sent there
by local courts under "aid and assist" orders. The changes made in SB
24 will help reduce the wait time for people under "aid and assist"
orders to be admitted to Oregon State Hospital. It also ensures that
individuals eligible for community restoration receive those services.
Temporary Rules for Community Mental Health Programs
- For more information about Community
Mental Health Programs Community Restoration Services, please contact Forensic
Diversion Coordinator Cody Gabel at CODY.W.GABEL@dhsoha.state.or.us or at 971-283-6160.
In addition to the legislation,
OHA is strengthening investments in community services, including community restoration services, and creating more capacity at Oregon State Hospital to serve the “aid and assist” population. Learn more by reading OHA Director Patrick Allen’s June 7 memo to Governor Kate Brown.