ORS 675.370¹
Representation as certified sex offender therapist prohibited without certification
  • fraudulent certification

(1) Unless a person has applied for and received certification under ORS 675.375 (Certification of clinical sex offender therapist or associate sex offender therapist) or 675.380 (Reciprocal certification), a person may not claim certification as or represent that person to be a:

(a) Certified clinical sex offender therapist; or

(b) Certified associate sex offender therapist.

(2) ORS 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.410 (Duties of Oregon Health Licensing Agency under ORS 675.360 to 675.410) apply only to certified sex offender therapists who treat sex offenders.

(3) A person may not:

(a) Attempt to obtain a certificate or renewal of a certificate under ORS 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.380 (Reciprocal certification) by bribery or fraudulent representation; or

(b) Purport to the public to be engaged in the practice of sex offender treatment under the title "clinical sex offender therapist" or "associate sex offender therapist" unless the person possesses a valid certification under ORS 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.380 (Reciprocal certification).

(4) Nothing in ORS 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.410 (Duties of Oregon Health Licensing Agency under ORS 675.360 to 675.410) is intended to limit or prevent the practice of an individual’s profession or to restrict a person from providing counseling or therapy if the person or individual does not represent to the public by title that the person or individual is a certified sex offender therapist.

(5) Each violation of subsections (3) to (5) of this section is a separate violation. [2007 c.841 §§3,11]

Note: See note under 675.360 (Legislative findings).

Note: 675.370 (Representation as certified sex offender therapist prohibited without certification) (3), (4) and (5) were added to and made a part of 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.410 (Duties of Oregon Health Licensing Agency under ORS 675.360 to 675.410) by legislative action but were not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Clinical Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors675.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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