2013 ORS § 418.325¹
Medical examinations required
  • frequency
  • childs health record
  • other health care
  • explanation to adoptive parents

(1) A child-caring agency shall safeguard the health of each ward or other dependent or delinquent child in its care by providing for medical examinations of each child by a qualified physician at the following intervals:

(a) Three examinations during the first year of the childs life;

(b) One examination during the second year of the childs life;

(c) One examination at the age of four;

(d) One examination at the age of six;

(e) One examination at the age of nine; and

(f) One examination at the age of 14.

(2) If an examination under subsection (1) of this section has not occurred within six months prior to the transfer for adoption of the custody of a child by a child-caring agency to the prospective adoptive parents of such child, a child-caring agency shall provide for a medical examination of such child within six months prior to such transfer.

(3) Any testing that occurs at intervals other than those specified in subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall not be considered to be in lieu of the required examinations. However, nothing in subsections (1) and (2) of this section is intended to limit more frequent examinations that are dictated by the general state of the childs health or by any particular condition.

(4) Within 90 days of obtaining guardianship over a child under six years of age, a child-caring agency shall provide for such child to be:

(a) Inoculated as determined appropriate by the county public health department; and

(b) Tested for:

(A) Phenylketonuria pursuant to ORS 433.285 (Policy to control metabolic diseases);

(B) Visual and aural acuity consistent with the childs age;

(C) Sickle-cell anemia;

(D) Effects of rubella, if any;

(E) Effects of parental venereal disease, if any; and

(F) The hereditary or congenital effects of parental use of drugs or controlled substances.

(5) Within six months prior to the transfer for adoption of the custody of a child by a child-caring agency to the prospective adoptive parents of such child, the child-caring agency shall provide for such child to have a complete physical examination by a physician, including but not limited to inspection for evidence of child abuse in accordance with rules of the Department of Human Services, and be tested for visual and aural acuity consistent with the childs age.

(6) A child-caring agency shall record the results of tests provided a child pursuant to subsections (1) to (5) of this section in the childs health record. The childs health record shall be kept as a part of the agencys total records of that child. The childs health record shall be made available to both natural parents and to both prospective foster or adoptive parents of that child. A qualified member of a child-caring agency under the supervision of a qualified physician shall explain to adoptive parents the medical factors possible as a result of a childs birth history, hereditary or congenital defects, or disease or disability experience.

(7) This section does not apply to a private residential boarding school as defined in ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.310 and 418.992 to 418.998) (5)(a). [1973 c.545 §2; 1979 c.492 §5; 1979 c.744 §20; 2003 c.14 §221; 2011 c.278 §3]