This latest audit from the Secretary of State’s office outlines key ways to improve Measure 110 implementation as services funded by the voter-approved measure have increased dramatically in our communities.
The audit shows that despite rollout challenges – including a nearly two-year delay in receiving funding – Oregonians struggling with addiction are getting help now, and OHA and the State must do even more. Everyone in Oregon who needs addiction services should be able to receive them. Many of the audit’s recommendations on how to improve M110 implementation are already being addressed thanks to HB 2513, a bill that passed last session outlining specific steps to improve the M110 grant application and review process, and increase transparency and consistency in reporting.
In addition to the mandates of HB 2513, we strongly encourage OHA to follow additional audit recommendations to further strengthen M110 implementation.