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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2011

EXECUTIVE ORDERS

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 11 - 05

CONTINUING OREGON COMMISSION ON AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Oregon, like many states across the nation, has experienced a rapid increase in the number of individuals being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and both the public and private systems have had difficulty responding. Services are often fragmented and inconsistent around the state. Oregon is not taking full advantage of the wealth of knowledge, best practices and skill currently available in the state and elsewhere. Oregon lacks a means to provide accurate, up-to-date information to families and professionals regarding interventions, services, supports and expected outcomes. There is currently no consistent approach to increasing the capacity of agencies and communities to support individuals with ASD.

The rapid increase in the numbers of individuals being identified with ASD, the complexity and diversity of their needs, limited resources, and the consequent pressure on families, communities, existing education and social service systems, requires a more thoughtful, coordinated approach to funding, service development and delivery. Executive Order 09-07 established the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder and charged it with creating a 10 Year Strategic Plan on Autism Spectrum Disorder to address the issues confronting Oregon. This Plan was submitted to the Governor in December 2010. Executive Order 09-07 provides that the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder expires on July 1, 2011.

There exists an ongoing need to guide the implementation of the 10 Year Strategic Plan on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Therefore, this Order continues the Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder to implement the 10 Year Strategic Plan.

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DIRECTED AND ORDERED:

1. The Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder (“Commission”) previously established in Executive Order 09-07 shall continue its work as modified by this Executive Order.

2. The purpose of the Commission shall be to:

a. Guide implementation of the 10 Year Strategic Plan and identify biennial goals for the state of Oregon by providing leadership, establishing priorities, creating key performance measures, facilitating collaboration, ensuring support and monitoring outcomes;

b. Expand and strengthen formal and informal partnerships among systems serving individuals with ASD, including any ASD related expert panels;

c. Identify and incorporate any needed revisions to the 10 Year Strategic Plan to address gaps, barriers, and solutions for individuals with ASD;

d. Convene, facilitate, and lead key stakeholders in developing, promoting, and implementing recommendations from the 10 Year Strategic Plan; and

e. Provide regular updates on the status of plan implementation and outcomes to the Governor, Legislative Assembly, and the public.

3. The Commission shall consist of 15 members, who are knowledgeable about Autism Spectrum Disorder or about systems that serve people with Autism Spectrum Disorder or both. The Governor shall appoint all members but will receive recommendations from the Senate President and Speaker(s) of the House in regard to Legislative members of the Commission. The members shall include:

a. One member who is an individual with autism who shall be considered a self-advocate, appointed by the Governor;

b. One member who is the parent of a child with autism below the age of 18 at the time of appointment, appointed by the Governor;

c. One member who is a parent of an adult child with autism, appointed by the Governor;

d. One member who represents autism or disability advocacy organizations, appointed by the Governor;

e. One member who represents the medical community in Oregon, appointed by the Governor;

f. One member who represents the Oregon Health Authority, recommended by the Director of the Authority and appointed by the Governor;

g. One member who represents the Department of Human Services, recommended by the Director of the Department and appointed by the Governor;

h. One member who represents the mental health community, appointed by the Governor;

i. One member who represents healthcare systems/insurance, appointed by the Governor;

j. One member who represents the Department of Education, recommended by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and appointed by the Governor;

k. One member who represents Higher Education, appointed by the Governor;

l. One member representing a local education entity, appointed by the Governor;

m. One member from the Oregon House of Representatives, appointed by the Governor;

n. One member from the Oregon Senate, appointed by the Governor; and

o. One public member at large, appointed by the Governor.

4. All appointments to the Commission shall be made on or before July 1, 2011. New appointments will typically be for two years, but reappointments of members from the existing Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2011 shall be for 1 year in order to establish staggered terms. Any subsequent reappointments shall be for two year terms. A minimum of 1/3 of the members of the existing Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder whose terms expire in July, 2011 will be retained for a period of at least one year to assist in the transition of the new Commission.

5. All members serve at the pleasure of their appointing authority. If a vacancy should occur for any reason it shall be the responsibility of the appointing authority to make an appointment effective immediately that meets the requirements of section 3.

6. The Governor shall select a chair and vice-chair from the Commission’s membership.

7. The Commission may create as many subcommittees as it deems necessary to carry out the scope and mission of the Commission. Each subcommittee shall include a Commission member and may be composed of members outside of the Commission. Subcommittees should strive for geographic diversity in membership.

8. The Commission shall meet at least quarterly and more often as the Commission determines is necessary and as funding allows. A quorum for meetings shall consist of a majority of the appointed members. The Commission shall strive to operate by consensus.

9. To facilitate meaningful participation by parents of individuals with ASD and self-advocates, those members may be paid a per diem pursuant to ORS 292.495(1) and reimbursed for expenses incurred in attending Commission meetings, pursuant to ORS 292.495(2), and subject to availability of funds. No other members shall be eligible for a per diem or reimbursement of expenses.

10. The Director of the Department of Human Services, the Director of the Oregon Health Authority and the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall provide staff and support necessary to support the activities of the Commission and its subcommittees, subject to availability of funds. All other agencies of state government are ordered to assist the Commission in the performance of its duties and to the extent possible, provide the Commission with representatives as outlined in Commission membership as well as the information and advice considered necessary by members of the Commission to meet their responsibilities.

11. The Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities may accept, on behalf of the Commission, contributions of moneys and assistance from the United States Government or its agencies, or from any other source, public or private and agree to conditions upon the monies, not inconsistent with the duties of this Commission and as otherwise allowed by state and federal law.

12. The Commission shall use the 10 Year Strategic Plan to develop goals, outcomes, and implementation strategies to ensure effective services to individuals experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The Commission shall continue to monitor implementation and amend the Strategic Plan designed to:

a. Clarify the array and structure of necessary services and supports that enable persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder to function to their individual potentials across their lifespan;

b. Ensure effectively coordinated service systems for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Oregon through strategies that might include interagency agreements, braiding of funding, and other processes necessary to assure collaboration and coordination;

c. Define and recommend strategies for accessing and promoting best practices and research-based information to the professional community and the public;

d. Identify and recommend strategies to increase the capacity of agencies and the community to appropriately support individuals experiencing Autism Spectrum Disorder; and

e. Estimate and make recommendations regarding the long-term funding and the sources of funding needed to provide the necessary services and supports described in the 10 Year Strategic Plan.

13. The Commission shall submit a report to the Governor and the appropriate Legislative Committee each year, no later than the fall prior to the annual legislative session. The report shall include but need not be limited to:

a. An update on implementation and outcome priorities identified in the 10 Year Strategic Plan;

b. Biennial goals for providing services and supports to persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Oregon as outlined in section 12;

c. Proposals for legislation is necessary for implementation of the goals; and

d. Recommendations to applicable principal departments of the state concerning policies, procedures, and to improve services that benefit people with Autism Spectrum Disorder or to improve coordination among state agencies that provide services that benefit people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

14. The Commission shall continue its work as set forth in this Executive Order until the Executive Order is revoked.

Done at Salem, Oregon, this 24th day of June, 2011.

                                                                    /s/ John A. Kitzhaber

                                                                    John A. Kitzhaber, M.D.

                                                                    GOVERNOR

 

                                                                    ATTEST

 

                                                                    /s/ Kate Brown

                                                                    Kate Brown

                                                                    SECRETARY OF STATE

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 11 - 06

GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON PUBLIC SAFETY (CPS)

Executive Order No. 09-13 created the Governor’s Reset Cabinet and charged it with studying the core functions of state government and with recommending strategies to increase its efficiencies and improve outcomes in order to better serve the interests and needs of Oregonians. In June 2010, the Reset Cabinet issued its findings on the fiscal crisis facing Oregon and provided a set of strategies to ensure that state government can continue to meet Oregonians’ critical public safety, human services, and education needs. With respect to public safety, the Reset Cabinet identified the need to transform Oregon’s current sentencing policy.

This Order convenes the leaders of the three branches of state government and one public member as part of the Commission on Public Safety. The Commission shall collect, review, and evaluate arrest, conviction, sentencing, and recidivism data in order to develop recommendations for comprehensive sentencing reform for consideration by the state legislature and by the people of Oregon. In addition, the Commission shall collect, review, and evaluate data related to the costs of Oregon’s current sentencing policy. The Commission is an opportunity for the heads of the three branches of government, as well as the citizens of Oregon, to take stock of our current public safety system with its successes and challenges and to chart a path for the future.

In addressing public safety policy, the Commission must focus on four core outcomes: the safety of our citizens in their homes and communities, accountability for criminal offenses, an efficient system that controls costs, and a system that is also smart and fair. Any concepts developed must put the safety of our citizens as the top priority and also ensure that individuals who commit crimes are held accountable for their conduct. At the same time, we must focus on building a smart and efficient system that maximizes our public safety dollars in light of the current economic environment.

In the 2011–13 biennium, Oregon faces a multi-billion dollar deficit and substantial general fund cuts. In the midst of this economic crisis, we must take a strategic look at our sentencing policies. With limited dollars, we must ensure the public’s safety by making smart investments across our adult and juvenile justice system, including law enforcement, courts, local jails, state prisons, community corrections and other critical public safety partners.

Since the last comprehensive review of sentencing policy in 1989, our current sentencing structure has been developed by separate legislative actions and ballot measures. These two processes have created policies that are independent, and in some cases, inconsistent with each other and with little uniformity between the two.

Further, as a result of the incarceration costs of our current sentencing policies, Oregon faces the untenable choice of having to fund its prisons or educate our children. Although Oregon is recognized nationwide for its efforts to reduce recidivism and for its support of evidence-based practices, hard economic realities compel us to be more strategic and to take a broad look at our current public safety system. The Commission will study the costs of incarceration and design specific concepts to implement the best use of our limited public safety dollars that will most effectively keep our citizens safe and further justice in an efficient manner.

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DIRECTED AND ORDERED:

1. The Governor’s Commission on Public Safety (“Commission”) is hereby established.

2. The Commission shall consist of no more than seven (7) members, who shall be appointed as follows:

a. The Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court or his designee, appointed by the Chief Justice;

b. The Governor of Oregon or his designee, appointed by the Governor;

c. Each Co-Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, or their respective designee, appointed by each Co-Speaker;

d. The President of the Oregon Senate, or the President’s designee, appointed by the Senate President;

e. A member of the Oregon Senate who is also not a member of the same political party as the President, appointed by the President;

f. A member of the public to be appointed by a majority vote of the Commission members.

3. The Chair of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall be the Executive Secretary of the Commission.

4. All members shall serve at the pleasure of their appointing authorities. The chair of the Commission will be appointed by the Governor and will serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The chair shall develop a work plan, set the agenda, and provide leadership and direction for the Commission.

5. A quorum for Commission meetings shall consist of a majority of the appointed members. The Commission shall approve measures on an affirmative vote of a majority of voting members appointed to the Commission.

6. The Commission shall lead and coordinate a process to collect, review and evaluate criminal-justice and cost data, to determine a public safety policy that both protects the public’s safety and is cost-effective. This is to be a long-term effort to both develop public safety policy as well as evaluate its effectiveness. Before developing the specific policy concepts called for in the next paragraph, the Commission shall develop a consistent set of definitions for terms for which there have been competing meanings. In this manner, the Commission’s definition of terms will serve as a common baseline from which policy makers and the public can make informed decisions on sentencing policy. Additionally, the Commission shall also develop an outreach strategy to educate Oregonians about the public safety system and impacts of our current policies. The Commission, at a minimum, shall work with state and local governments, Oregon colleges and universities, the Criminal Justice Commission, the State Department of Justice, and businesses to implement the data collection, review, evaluation and outreach strategy.

7. The Commission shall develop specific concepts on comprehensive public safety policy for consideration of the public and policy makers that are informed by the recommendations of the Reset Cabinet.

8. In developing its proposals for the three branches of government and the public, the Commission shall form workgroups as deemed necessary by the Chair. Workgroups may include members of the public, interested parties, and public safety stakeholders who are not members of the Commission. Any workgroup created will be given a specific charge by the chair. The Commission will consider proposals and opinions of any workgroups it establishes but it is the Commission that shall be ultimately responsible for making final recommendations consistent with its charge and scope.

9. The Commission shall produce a written report no later than December 15, 2011. The report will include conceptual proposals for the consideration of the public and policy-makers.

10. The Oregon Criminal Justice Commission and the Oregon Department of Corrections shall provide staff support for the Commission. If the Commission requires assistance of any other State agency, then such agency shall provide assistance to the Commission upon request.

11. The members of the Commission shall not receive per diem for their activities as members of the Commission, but may be reimbursed for expenses incurred in attending Commission business pursuant to ORS 292.495(2), subject to availability of funds.

12. This Order expires on December 31, 2011.

Done at Salem, Oregon, this 15th day of July, 2011.

                                                                    /s/ John A. Kitzhaber

                                                                    John A. Kitzhaber, M.D.

                                                                    GOVERNOR

 

                                                                    ATTEST

 

                                                                    /s/ Kate Brown

                                                                    Kate Brown

                                                                    SECRETARY OF STATE

 

 

 


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