ORS 418.792¹
Application contents for children’s advocacy center

Each application for funds to establish and maintain a children’s advocacy center shall include:

(1) Evidence indicating that the applicant has at least one medical practitioner trained in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and neglect.

(2) A commitment by the medical practitioner:

(a) To attend annual continuing education courses regarding evaluation and diagnosis of child abuse and neglect; and

(b) To refer complex cases, as defined by the Advisory Council on Child Abuse Assessment by rule, to a regional children’s advocacy center.

(3) Evidence indicating the proposed children’s advocacy center has access to special equipment used in the evaluation of child abuse.

(4) A description of where the children’s advocacy center is to be located, including but not limited to a hospital, medical clinic or other appropriate public or private agency. However, the proposed center may not be located in an office of the Department of Human Services or in the office of any law enforcement agency.

(5) The level of support available to the proposed children’s advocacy center through in-kind contributions from the community.

(6) A description of procedures to be followed by the proposed children’s advocacy center, including the availability of personnel from the children’s advocacy center to testify in cases involving alleged abuse of children evaluated by the center. [1991 c.898 §7; 1997 c.130 §10; 1997 c.872 §38; 2005 c.562 §14; 2019 c.141 §20]

Note: See note under 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account).

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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