2017 ORS 342.223¹
Criminal records check
  • effect of making false statement
  • appeal

(1) For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181A.195 (Criminal records check), the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may require the fingerprints of:

(a) A person who is applying for a license or registration under ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter) to 342.430 (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Account) as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist if the person has not submitted to a criminal records check by the commission within the previous three years or has remained continuously licensed by or registered with the commission for a different license or registration for which the person already has submitted to a criminal records check by the commission.

(b) A person who is applying for reinstatement of a license or registration as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist, or a certificate as a school nurse, whose license, registration or certificate has lapsed for at least three years.

(c) A person who is applying for a certificate under ORS 342.475 (School nurses) as a school nurse.

(d) A person who is registering with the commission for supervised clinical practice experience, practicum or internship as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist, if the person does not hold a current license issued by the commission and has not submitted to a criminal records check by the commission within the previous three years for student teaching, practicum or internship as a teacher, administrator or personnel specialist.

(e) A person who is applying for a registration as a public charter school teacher or administrator under ORS 342.125 (Types of licenses).

(2) The making of any false statement as to the conviction of a crime is grounds for refusal to issue, renew or reinstate a license, certificate or registration and is in addition to the grounds stated in ORS 342.143 (Issuance of licenses and registrations).

(3) A person may appeal the refusal to issue a license, registration or certificate under this section as a contested case under ORS 183.413 (Notice to parties before hearing of rights and procedure) to 183.470 (Orders in contested cases), but the refusal to renew or reinstate a license or registration is subject to ORS 342.175 (Grounds for discipline) to 342.180 (Appeal), and the commission shall notify the person of the right to appeal. [1993 c.674 §5; 1995 c.446 §9; 1999 c.199 §9; 2001 c.407 §5; 2005 c.730 §19; 2007 c.35 §2; 2007 c.575 §15a; 2008 c.39 §8; 2015 c.245 §21; 2015 c.279 §5; 2015 c.647 §21]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors342.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.