ORS 418.790¹
Application contents for regional centers

Each application for funds to establish or maintain a regional assessment center shall include:

(1) A description of how the services of the proposed regional assessment center are to be delivered, including but not limited to:

(a) A coordinated investigation of child abuse allegations;

(b) A child abuse medical assessment in the region or regions served by the center, including assessments requested by county multidisciplinary child abuse teams;

(c) A neutral, nonintrusive video-recorded interview pursuant to interviewing guidelines adopted by the Advisory Council on Child Abuse Assessment;

(d) Mental health treatment or referral for mental health treatment, if indicated as necessary by the assessments; and

(e) A complete written report of the assessment results.

(2) A description of any interagency agreements, as required by ORS 418.747 (County teams for investigation), with the Department of Human Services, local law enforcement agencies, other regional assessment centers or other agencies involved in child abuse cases.

(3) A description of procedures to be followed in the proposed regional assessment center, including but not limited to:

(a) The contents, availability and distribution of written reports for each assessment;

(b) The availability of regional assessment center staff to testify in cases involving alleged abuse of children evaluated by the assessment center;

(c) Coordination with child witness programs and other child advocacy groups;

(d) The level of support available to the regional assessment center through in-kind contributions from the community; and

(e) A plan for providing training, education, consultation, technical assistance and referral services to community assessment centers or intervention services in the region.

(4) Evidence indicating that the applicant has state-of-the-art equipment and adequately trained staff to perform child abuse medical assessments and interviews, including but not limited to:

(a) A physician who is trained in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and who is licensed to practice medicine in Oregon by the Oregon Medical Board; and

(b) An interviewer who has an advanced academic degree in human services or who has comparable specialized training and experience.

(5) A description of where the regional assessment center is to be physically located, including but not limited to a hospital, medical clinic or other appropriate public or private agency. The proposed center may not be located in an office of the Department of Human Services or in the office of any law enforcement agency.

(6) A description of the region to be served.

(7) A description of the geographic location of the proposed regional assessment center. The proposed center shall be located so that it is reasonably accessible by the community assessment centers in the region.

(8) Evidence that the applicant has a sufficiently trained staff to provide education, training, consultation, technical assistance and referral services for community assessment centers in the region. [1991 c.898 §§6,8; 1993 c.33 §335; 1997 c.872 §37; 2001 c.104 §147; 2001 c.624 §14; 2003 c.354 §5; 2005 c.562 §13]

Note: See note under 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account).

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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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