ORS 418.260¹
Investigation of abuses, derelictions or deficiencies in child-caring agencies

If any abuses, derelictions or deficiencies are made known to the Department of Human Services or its agents during their inspection of any child-caring agency or institution, or at any time are reported to the department, the department shall at once carefully investigate the reports or rumors and take such action as the matters require. If any abuses, derelictions or deficiencies are found in any state child-caring institution or agency, they shall be reported at once in writing to the responsible state agency. If any such abuses, derelictions or deficiencies are found in any other public institution, they shall be reported in like manner to the proper authority or governing board. In either case, if such abuses, derelictions or deficiencies are not corrected in a reasonable time, the same shall be reported in writing to the legislature or the appropriate interim committee if the legislature is not in session. If any such abuses, derelictions or deficiencies are found in any private child-caring agency, they shall be brought at once to the attention of its trustees or managers. If they are not corrected in a reasonable time, the department shall suspend or revoke its approval of such agency. However, if the abuses, derelictions or deficiencies found in a private child-caring agency are determined by the department to be or threaten a serious danger to any child or to the public, the department may immediately suspend or revoke the agency’s license, subject to the provisions of ORS 183.430 (Hearing on refusal to renew license). [Formerly 419.124; 1971 c.401 §20; 1975 c.310 §6; 1983 c.510 §9]

Notes of Decisions

Hearing is available re­gard­ing immediate suspension of license, notwithstanding sub­se­quent expira­tion of license. Red Willow Adolescent Chemical Dependency Treat­ment, Inc. v. Children's Services Division, 152 Or App 710, 954 P2d 1274 (1998)

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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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