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2019 Senate Bill 24

During its 2019 session, the Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bills (SB) 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 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.

 

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