2013 ORS § 418.205¹
Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.310 and 418.992 to 418.998

As used in ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.310 and 418.992 to 418.998) to 418.310 (Application of statutes to institutions caring for adults and children) and 418.992 (Civil penalty) to 418.998 (Disposition of penalties), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) Child means an unmarried person under 18 years of age.

(2)(a) Child-caring agency means any private school, private agency or private organization providing:

(A) Day treatment for children with emotional disturbances;

(B) Adoption placement services;

(C) Residential care, including but not limited to foster care or residential treatment for children;

(D) Residential care in combination with academic education and therapeutic care, including but not limited to treatment for emotional, behavioral or mental health disturbances;

(E) Outdoor youth programs; or

(F) Other similar services for children.

(b) Child-caring agency does not include:

(A) Residential facilities or foster care homes certified or licensed by the Department of Human Services under ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455) to 443.455 (Civil penalties), 443.830 (Definitions for ORS 443.830 and 443.835) and 443.835 (Certificate required) for children receiving developmental disability services;

(B) Any private agency or organization facilitating the provision of respite services for parents pursuant to a properly executed power of attorney under ORS 109.056 (Delegation of certain powers by parent or guardian). For purposes of this subparagraph, respite services means the voluntary assumption of short-term care and control of a minor child without compensation or reimbursement of expenses for the purpose of providing a parent in crisis with relief from the demands of ongoing care of the parents child;

(C) A private residential boarding school as defined in subsection (5)(b) of this section; or

(D) A youth job development organization as defined in ORS 344.415 (Definitions for ORS 344.415 to 344.425).

(3)(a) Outdoor youth program means a program that provides, in an outdoor living setting, services to children who have behavioral problems, mental health problems or problems with abuse of alcohol or drugs.

(b) Outdoor youth program does not include any program, facility or activity:

(A) Operated by a governmental entity;

(B) Operated or affiliated with the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps;

(C) Licensed by the Department of Human Services under other authority of the department; or

(D) Operated by a youth job development organization as defined in ORS 344.415 (Definitions for ORS 344.415 to 344.425).

(4) Private means not owned, operated or administered by any governmental agency or unit.

(5) Private residential boarding school means either of the following as the context requires:

(a) A child-caring agency that is a private school that provides residential care in combination with academic education and therapeutic care, including but not limited to treatment for emotional, behavioral or mental health disturbances; or

(b) A private school providing residential care that is primarily engaged in educational work under ORS 418.327 (Licensing of certain schools and organizations offering residential programs). [Formerly 419.101 [bad link]; 1975 c.310 §1; 1983 c.510 §1; 1999 c.316 §3; 2001 c.809 §1; 2001 c.900 §117; 2007 c.70 §198; 2010 c.60 §1; 2011 c.278 §1; 2013 c.131 §4]