2007 ORS 342.223¹
Criminal records check
  • effect of making false statement
  • appeal of refusal to issue or renew license or registration

(1) For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check), the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may require the fingerprints of:

(a) A person who is applying for initial issuance of a license under ORS 342.120 (Definitions) to 342.430 (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Account) as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist if the person has not submitted to a criminal records check by the commission within the previous year.

(b) A person who is applying for reinstatement of a license as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist whose license has lapsed for at least three years.

(c) A person who is applying for initial issuance of a certificate under ORS 342.475 (School nurses) as a school nurse.

(d) A person who is registering with the commission for student teaching, practicum or internship as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist, if the person has not submitted to a criminal records check by the commission within the previous year for student teaching, practicum or internship as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist.

(e) A person who is applying for initial issuance of a registration as a public charter school teacher or administrator under ORS 342.125 (Types of licenses).

(2) The making of any false statement as to the conviction of a crime is grounds for refusal to issue, renew or reinstate a license, certificate or registration and is in addition to the grounds stated in ORS 342.143 (Issuance of licenses and registrations).

(3) A person may appeal the refusal to issue an initial license, certificate or registration under this section as a contested case under ORS 183.413 (Notice to parties before hearing of rights and procedure) to 183.470 (Orders in contested cases), but the refusal to renew or reinstate a license or registration is subject to ORS 342.175 (Grounds for discipline) to 342.180 (Appeal), and the commission shall notify the person of the right to appeal. [1993 c.674 §5; 1995 c.446 §9; 1999 c.199 §9; 2001 c.407 §5; 2005 c.730 §19; 2007 c.35 §2; 2007 c.575 §15a]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­342.­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.