Standards and Accountability
Community-based residential treatment services must be developed and maintained in a responsible and professional manner, in a way that also promotes community safety, education and involvement, and according to applicable federal, state and policy, rule and local law.
The Oregon Health Authority, Addictions and Mental Health Division (AMH) sets standards for residential facilities through Oregon Administrative Rule which “prescribe how services will be provided in safe, secure and homelike environments that recognize the dignity, individuality and right to self-determination of each resident”
Recently, AMH has transferred the utilization management (the flow of individuals between acute and extended care services) to regional Mental Health Organizations, but currently still manage licensing, contract and payment for services.
The Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) has the responsibility and “authority to commit a person to a state hospital designated by the Department of Human Services; conditionally release a person from a state hospital to a community-based program with close monitoring and supervision; discharge a person from its jurisdiction; and, when appropriate, revoke the conditional release of a person under its jurisdiction and order the person’s return to a state hospital pending a full hearing before the board.”