2013 ORS § 430.743¹
Abuse report
  • content
  • action on report
  • notice to law enforcement agency and Department of Human Services

(1) When a report is required under ORS 430.765 (Duty of officials to report abuse) (1) and (2), an oral report shall be made immediately by telephone or otherwise to the Department of Human Services, the designee of the department or a law enforcement agency within the county where the person making the report is at the time of contact. If known, the report shall include:

(a) The name, age and present location of the allegedly abused adult;

(b) The names and addresses of persons responsible for the adults care;

(c) The nature and extent of the alleged abuse, including any evidence of previous abuse;

(d) Any information that led the person making the report to suspect that abuse has occurred plus any other information that the person believes might be helpful in establishing the cause of the abuse and the identity of the perpetrator; and

(e) The date of the incident.

(2) When a report is received by the departments designee under this section, the designee shall immediately determine whether abuse occurred and if the reported victim has sustained any serious injury. If so, the designee shall immediately notify the department. If there is reason to believe a crime has been committed, the designee shall immediately notify the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction within the county where the report was made. If the designee is unable to gain access to the allegedly abused adult, the designee may contact the law enforcement agency for assistance and the agency shall provide assistance. When a report is received by a law enforcement agency, the agency shall immediately notify the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction if the receiving agency does not. The receiving agency shall also immediately notify the department in cases of serious injury or death.

(3) Upon receipt of a report of abuse under this section, the department or its designee shall notify:

(a) The agency providing primary case management services to the adult; and

(b) The guardian or case manager of the adult unless the notification would undermine the integrity of the investigation because the guardian or case manager is suspected of committing abuse. [1991 c.744 §4; 2001 c.900 §141; 2009 c.837 §16]

Note: See note under 430.735 (Definitions for ORS 430.735 to 430.765).