ORS 441.995¹
Factors considered in determining penalties under ORS 441.630 to 441.680
  • civil penalty

(1) In adopting criteria for establishing the amount of civil penalties for violations of ORS 441.630 (Definitions for ORS 441.630 to 441.680 and 441.995) to 441.680 (Spiritual healing alone not considered abuse of resident), the Department of Human Services shall consider:

(a) Any prior violations of laws or rules pertaining to facilities;

(b) The financial benefits, if any, realized by the facility as a result of the violation;

(c) The gravity of the violation, including the actual or potential threat to the health, safety and well-being of one or more residents;

(d) The severity of the actual or potential harm caused by the violation; and

(e) The facility’s past history of correcting violations and preventing the recurrence of violations.

(2) The department may impose a civil penalty for abuse in accordance with rules adopted under ORS 441.637 (Rules) (1). Facilities assessed civil penalties for abuse shall be entitled to a contested case hearing under ORS chapter 183.

(3) If the department finds the facility is responsible for abuse and if the abuse resulted in a resident’s death or serious injury, the department shall impose a civil penalty of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 for each violation, or as otherwise required by federal law.

(4) Nothing in ORS 441.637 (Rules) and this section is intended to expand, replace or supersede the department’s authority to impose civil penalties pursuant to ORS 441.710 (Civil penalties) or 441.715 (Objective criteria for civil penalties) for violations that do not constitute abuse. [1993 c.759 §10 (3),(4),(5),(6); 2005 c.22 §299]


Chapter 441

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 441—Health Care Facilities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors441.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 441, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­441ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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