2013 ORS § 124.060¹
Duty of officials to report
  • exception

Any public or private official having reasonable cause to believe that any person 65 years of age or older with whom the official comes in contact, while acting in an official capacity, has suffered abuse, or that any person with whom the official comes in contact while acting in an official capacity has abused a person 65 years of age or older, shall report or cause a report to be made in the manner required in ORS 124.065 (Method of reporting). Nothing contained in ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege) to 40.295 (Rule 514. Effect on existing privileges) affects the duty to report imposed by this section, except that a psychiatrist or psychologist is not required to report such information communicated by a person if the communication is privileged under ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege) to 40.295 (Rule 514. Effect on existing privileges). [Formerly 410.630; 2009 c.708 §2]

Note: The amendments to 124.060 (Duty of officials to report) by section 6, chapter 352, Oregon Laws 2013, become operative January 1, 2015. See section 12, chapter 352, Oregon Laws 2013. The text that is operative on and after January 1, 2015, is set forth for the users convenience.

124.060 (Duty of officials to report). Any public or private official having reasonable cause to believe that any person 65 years of age or older with whom the official comes in contact has suffered abuse, or that any person with whom the official comes in contact has abused a person 65 years of age or older, shall report or cause a report to be made in the manner required in ORS 124.065 (Method of reporting). Nothing contained in ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege) to 40.295 (Rule 514. Effect on existing privileges) affects the duty to report imposed by this section, except that a psychiatrist, psychologist, member of the clergy or attorney is not required to report such information communicated by a person if the communication is privileged under ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege) to 40.295 (Rule 514. Effect on existing privileges). An attorney is not required to make a report under this section by reason of information communicated to the attorney in the course of representing a client if disclosure of the information would be detrimental to the client.