2017 ORS 418.731¹
Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Coordinator
  • duties

This section is amended
Effective September 29, 2019
Relating to suicide prevention; creating new provisions; amending ORS 418.731 and 418.733; and prescribing an effective date.

(1) As used in this section and ORS 418.733 (Updates to Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan):

(a) “Youth” means a person 10 through 24 years of age.

(b) “Youth suicide” means a completed or attempted suicide by a person 10 through 24 years of age.

(2) There is established a Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Coordinator within that part of the Oregon Health Authority that works with mental health and addiction issues. The coordinator shall:

(a) Facilitate the development of a statewide strategic Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan to address youth suicide and youth self-inflicted injury, and develop strategies for intervention with suicidal, depressed and at-risk youth;

(b) Improve outreach to special populations of youth that are at risk for suicide and self-inflicted injury;

(c) Identify barriers to accessing intervention services for suicidal, depressed and at-risk youth; and

(d) Provide technical assistance to state and local partners and coordinate interagency efforts to establish youth suicide and youth self-inflicted injury prevention and intervention strategies.

(3) The coordinator shall review data and prepare an annual report to interim and regular committees of the Legislative Assembly with subject matter jurisdiction over child welfare, mental health and addiction issues, and to the Oregon Health Authority, regarding:

(a) The number of emergency room admissions for completed and attempted youth suicides and incidents of youth self-inflicted injury;

(b) The manner and method of completed and attempted youth suicides and incidents of youth self-inflicted injury;

(c) The counties in which the completed and attempted suicides and self-injury incidents occurred;

(d) The number of middle schools and high schools with completed youth suicides among the student body;

(e) The number of completed youth suicides where the youth had previously been admitted to a hospital or emergency room for treatment of attempted youth suicide or self-inflicted injury or had been the subject of a request for intervention services related to depression, suicidal ideation or self-injury within the prior 12 months; and

(f) Demographic information regarding youth who completed or attempted youth suicide or who had self-injury incidents, including but not limited to:

(A) Age;

(B) Gender;

(C) Race;

(D) Primary spoken language;

(E) Sexual orientation;

(F) The existence of any physical, mental, intellectual or emotional disability; and

(G) Foster care status. [Formerly 418.704]

Note: 418.731 (Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Coordinator) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 418 or any series therein by legislative action. 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.