ORS 418.992¹
Civil penalty

(1) In addition to any other liability or penalty provided by law, the Director of Human Services may impose a civil penalty on a private child-caring agency for any of the following:

(a) Violation of any of the terms or conditions of a license issued under 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).

(b) Violation of any rule or general order of the Department of Human Services that pertains to a private child-caring agency.

(c) Violation of any final order of the director that pertains specifically to the private child-caring agency.

(2) A civil penalty may not be imposed under this section:

(a) For violations other than those involving direct care or feeding of children, staff to child ratio or sanitation involving direct care; or

(b) Unless a violation is found on two consecutive surveys of the private child-caring agency.

(3) The director in every case shall prescribe a reasonable time for elimination of a violation:

(a) Not to exceed 30 days after first notice of a violation; or

(b) In cases where the violation requires more than 30 days to correct, such time as is specified in a plan of correction found acceptable by the director.

(4) A civil penalty imposed under this section may be remitted or reduced upon such terms and conditions as the director considers proper and consistent with the public health and safety. [1983 c.510 §23; 2007 c.71 §109]

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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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