2015 ORS 418.642¹
Confidentiality of information about person who maintains foster home
  • exceptions
  • rules

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 192.410 (Definitions for ORS 192.410 to 192.505) to 192.505 (Exempt and nonexempt public record to be separated), the name, address and other identifying information about a person who maintains a foster home are confidential and not accessible for public inspection.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the Department of Human Services may adopt rules that allow the department to disclose information about a person who maintains a foster home if the department deems:

(a) It necessary or advisable to protect the best interests of a child; or

(b) It necessary for the administration of the child welfare laws. [1999 c.465 §2]

Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Childrens 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. Childrens 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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano418.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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