2015 ORS 419B.502¹
Termination upon finding of extreme conduct

The rights of the parent or parents may be terminated as provided in ORS 419B.500 (Termination of parental rights generally) if the court finds that the parent or parents are unfit by reason of a single or recurrent incident of extreme conduct toward any child. In such case, no efforts need to be made by available social agencies to help the parent adjust the conduct in order to make it possible for the child or ward to safely return home within a reasonable amount of time. In determining extreme conduct, the court shall consider the following:

(1) Rape, sodomy or sex abuse of any child by the parent.

(2) Intentional starvation or torture of any child by the parent.

(3) Abuse or neglect by the parent of any child resulting in death or serious physical injury.

(4) Conduct by the parent to aid or abet another person who, by abuse or neglect, caused the death of any child.

(5) Conduct by the parent to attempt, solicit or conspire, as described in ORS 161.405 ("Attempt" described), 161.435 (Solicitation) or 161.450 ("Criminal conspiracy" described) or under comparable laws of any jurisdiction, to cause the death of any child.

(6) Previous involuntary terminations of the parent’s rights to another child if the conditions giving rise to the previous action have not been ameliorated.

(7) Conduct by the parent that knowingly exposes any child of the parent to the storage or production of methamphetamines from precursors. In determining whether extreme conduct exists under this subsection, the court shall consider the extent of the child or ward’s exposure and the potential harm to the physical health of the child or ward. [1993 c.33 §139; 1995 c.767 §1; 1997 c.873 §5; 1999 c.859 §16; 2001 c.575 §1; 2001 c.686 §23; 2003 c.396 §84]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 419B—Juvenile Code: Dependency, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors419B.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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