ORS 124.050¹
Definitions for ORS 124.050 to 124.095

As used in ORS 124.050 (Definitions for ORS 124.050 to 124.095) to 124.095 (Spiritual treatment not abuse):

(1) "Abuse" means one or more of the following:

(a) Any physical injury caused by other than accidental means, or which appears to be at variance with the explanation given of the injury.

(b) Neglect which leads to physical harm through withholding of services necessary to maintain health and well-being.

(c) Abandonment, including desertion or willful forsaking of an elderly person or the withdrawal or neglect of duties and obligations owed an elderly person by a caretaker or other person.

(d) Willful infliction of physical pain or injury.

(e) An act that constitutes a crime under ORS 163.375 (Rape in the first degree), 163.405 (Sodomy in the first degree), 163.411 (Unlawful sexual penetration in the first degree), 163.415 (Sexual abuse in the third degree), 163.425 (Sexual abuse in the second degree), 163.427 (Sexual abuse in the first degree), 163.465 (Public indecency) or 163.467 (Private indecency).

(f) Wrongfully taking or appropriating money or property, or knowingly subjecting an elderly person or person with a disability to alarm by conveying a threat to wrongfully take or appropriate money or property, which threat reasonably would be expected to cause the person to believe that the threat will be carried out.

(2) "Elderly person" means any person 65 years of age or older who is not subject to the provisions of ORS 441.640 (Report of suspected abuse of resident required) to 441.665 (Record of reports).

(3) "Law enforcement agency" means:

(a) Any city or municipal police department.

(b) Any county sheriff’s office.

(c) The Oregon State Police.

(d) Any district attorney.

(4) "Public or private official" means:

(a) Physician, naturopathic physician, osteopathic physician, chiropractor or podiatric physician and surgeon, including any intern or resident.

(b) Licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, nurse’s aide, home health aide or employee of an in-home health service.

(c) Employee of the Department of Human Services, county health department or community mental health and developmental disabilities program.

(d) Peace officer.

(e) Member of the clergy.

(f) Licensed clinical social worker.

(g) Physical, speech or occupational therapists.

(h) Senior center employee.

(i) Information and referral or outreach worker.

(j) Licensed professional counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist.

(k) Any public official who comes in contact with elderly persons in the performance of the official’s official duties.

(L) Firefighter or emergency medical technician. [Formerly 410.610; 1999 c.463 §6; 2001 c.104 §36; 2005 c.671 §4; 2007 c.70 §29]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 124—Abuse Prevention and Reporting; Civil Action for Abuse, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­124.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information