ORS 609.652¹
Definitions for ORS 609.654

As used in ORS 609.654 (Public or private official reporting of aggravated animal abuse):

(1)(a) "Aggravated animal abuse" means any animal abuse as described in ORS 167.322 (Aggravated animal abuse in the first degree).

(b) "Aggravated animal abuse" does not include:

(A) Good animal husbandry, as defined in ORS 167.310 (Definitions for ORS 167.310 to 167.351); or

(B) Any exemption listed in ORS 167.335 (Exemption from ORS 167.315 to 167.333).

(2) "Law enforcement agency" means:

(a) Any city or municipal police department.

(b) Any county sheriff’s office.

(c) The Oregon State Police.

(d) A law enforcement division of a county or municipal animal control agency that employs sworn officers.

(3) "Public or private official" means:

(a) A physician, including any intern or resident.

(b) A dentist.

(c) A school employee.

(d) A licensed practical nurse or registered nurse.

(e) An employee of the Department of Human Services, State Commission on Children and Families, Child Care Division of the Employment Department, the Oregon Youth Authority, a county health department, a community mental health and developmental disabilities program, a county juvenile department, a licensed child-caring agency or an alcohol and drug treatment program.

(f) A peace officer.

(g) A psychologist.

(h) A member of the clergy.

(i) A licensed clinical social worker.

(j) An optometrist.

(k) A chiropractor.

(L) A certified provider of foster care, or an employee thereof.

(m) An attorney.

(n) A naturopathic physician.

(o) A licensed professional counselor.

(p) A licensed marriage and family therapist.

(q) A firefighter or emergency medical technician.

(r) A court appointed special advocate, as defined in ORS 419A.004 (Definitions).

(s) A child care provider registered or certified under ORS 657A.030 (Criminal History Registry) and 657A.250 (Definitions for ORS 657A.030 and 657A.250 to 657A.450) to 657A.450 (Assistance to staff of facility).

(t) A member of the Legislative Assembly. [2007 c.731 §2]

Chapter 609

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Possession and ad­min­is­tra­­tion of sodium pentobarbital by county animal control program, (1982) Vol 42, p 297

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 609—Animal Control; Exotic Animals; Dealers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors609.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 609, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­609ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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