ORS 418.043¹
Membership of commission
  • meetings

(1) The members of the Governor’s Child Foster Care Advisory Commission must be residents of this state with experience and expertise in the foster care system in this state, including but not limited to:

(a) Foster and biological parents and children involved in the foster care system in this state;

(b) Representatives of advocacy organizations that advocate regarding issues pertaining to the foster care system in this state;

(c) Representatives of public, private, profit and nonprofit agencies, organizations and other entities with experience in, interest in and responsibility for the provision of care to children in the foster care system in this state;

(d) Members of the Oregon State Bar with expertise in family and juvenile dependency law;

(e) Representatives of law enforcement agencies and district attorneys;

(f) Former employees of the Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Authority and Department of Justice who were responsible for the administration and oversight of the child welfare and foster care systems in this state, including but not limited to former caseworkers and former court appointed special advocates;

(g) Representatives of the Judicial Department in consultation with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and

(h) Representatives of federally recognized Indian tribes in Oregon and organizations serving Native Americans.

(2) The members of the commission shall select one of the commission’s members to serve as chairperson and another to serve as vice chairperson, for terms and with duties and powers necessary for the performance of the functions of the offices as the commission determines.

(3) A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

(4) The commission shall meet at least once every three months at a time and place determined by the chairperson of the commission. The commission also may meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the commission.

(5) All agencies of state government, as defined in ORS 174.111 (“State government” defined), are directed to assist the commission in the performance of the commission’s duties, powers and obligations and, to the extent permitted by laws relating to confidentiality, to furnish information that the members of the commission consider necessary in order to further the work of the commission. The assistance under this subsection may constitute the provision of staffing resources to the commission. [2016 c.76 §3]

Note: See first note under 418.041 (Governor’s Child Foster Care Advisory Commission).

Chapter 418

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/­ors/­ors418.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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