ORS 418.205¹
Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.310 and 418.992 to 418.998

As used in ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.310 and 418.992 to 418.998) to 418.310 (Application of statutes to institutions caring for adults and children) and 418.992 (Civil penalty) to 418.998 (Disposition of penalties), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Child" means an unmarried person under 18 years of age.

(2)(a) "Child-caring agency" means any private agency or private organization providing:

(A) Day treatment for children with emotional disturbances;

(B) Adoption placement services;

(C) Residential care, including but not limited to foster care or residential treatment for children;

(D) Outdoor youth programs; or

(E) Other similar services for children.

(b) "Child-caring agency" does not include residential facilities or foster care homes certified or licensed by the Department of Human Services under ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455) to 443.455 (Civil penalties), 443.830 (Definitions for ORS 443.830 and 443.835) and 443.835 (Certificate required) for children receiving developmental disability services.

(3)(a) "Outdoor youth program" means a program that provides, in an outdoor living setting, services to children who have behavioral problems, mental health problems or problems with abuse of alcohol or drugs.

(b) "Outdoor youth program" does not include any program, facility or activity:

(A) Operated by a governmental entity;

(B) Operated or affiliated with the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps; or

(C) Licensed by the Department of Human Services under other authority of the department.

(4) "Private" means not owned, operated or administered by any governmental agency or unit. [Formerly 419.101; 1975 c.310 §1; 1983 c.510 §1; 1999 c.316 §3; 2001 c.809 §1; 2001 c.900 §117; 2007 c.70 §198]

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Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children's Services Division employees removed plaintiffs' child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children's Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors418.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­418ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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