2017 ORS 418.262¹
Minimum staffing required for licensing, inspection and investigation
  • rules

(1) The Department of Human Services shall maintain a staff of a minimum of five full-time equivalent employees who are responsible for the issuance, renewal, suspension or revocation of, or for the placing of conditions on, licenses, certifications or other authorizations issued under ORS 418.240 (Licensing, certification and authorization criteria) and 418.248 (Certification of proctor foster homes), and for the inspection and investigation of child-caring agencies licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by the department.

(2) The department shall adopt rules to develop workload models to measure the adequacy of staff to workload under subsection (1) of this section. [2016 c.106 §7]

Note: 418.262 (Minimum staffing required for licensing, inspection and investigation) was added to and made a part of 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.327, 418.470, 418.475, 418.950 to 418.970 and 418.992 to 418.998) to 418.327 (Licensing of private residential boarding schools) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.