Duty to report child with disability not enrolled in special education program
- • effect of report
(1) Any public or private official having reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom the official comes in contact officially is a child with a disability who is eligible for but not enrolled in a special education program shall report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction the child’s name and the facts leading the official to the belief.
(2) Nothing in ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege) to 40.295 (Rule 514. Effect on existing privileges) shall affect the duty to report imposed by subsection (1) of this section except that a physician, licensed psychologist, member of the clergy or attorney shall not be required to report information communicated by an adult if such information is privileged under ORS 40.225 (Rule 503. Lawyer-client privilege) to 40.295 (Rule 514. Effect on existing privileges).
(3) Upon receipt of a report under subsection (1) of this section, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall verify whether the child is enrolled in a special education program and may cause an investigation, including an evaluation under ORS 343.146 (Determination of eligibility for special education services), to be made to determine whether the child is eligible for a program under ORS 343.221 (Special education required).
(4) As used in this section, "public or private official" has the meaning given in ORS 419B.005 (Definitions). [1979 c.836 §6; 1983 c.740 §108; 1989 c.224 §53; 1993 c.45 §210; 1993 c.546 §102; 1999 c.989 §35; 2001 c.104 §117; 2007 c.70 §105]
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