2013 ORS § 409.360¹
Authorization to establish volunteer program in department
  • volunteer as agent of state
  • rules

(1) The Director of Human Services is authorized to establish the Department of Human Services Volunteer Program to assist in carrying out the duties of the Department of Human Services.

(2) A volunteer who is performing services pursuant to the Department of Human Services Volunteer Program established under subsection (1) of this section is an agent of the state for purposes of ORS 30.260 (Definitions for ORS 30.260 to 30.300) to 30.300 (ORS 30.260 to 30.300 exclusive) and is not an agent of local governments or nonprofit entities that utilize the volunteers services. However, local government or nonprofit entities are responsible for their own negligent acts or those of their own officers, employees and agents.

(3) The director is authorized to adopt all rules necessary to implement and administer the Department of Human Services Volunteer Program. [1997 c.597 §1; 1999 c.421 §8]