2017 ORS 430.739¹
County multidisciplinary teams
  • protocols
  • reports

(1) The district attorney in each county shall be responsible for developing county multidisciplinary teams to consist of but not be limited to personnel from the community mental health program, the community developmental disabilities program, the Department of Human Services or a designee of the department, the Oregon Health Authority or a designee of the authority, the local area agency on aging, the district attorney’s office, law enforcement and an agency that advocates on behalf of individuals with disabilities, as well as others specially trained in the abuse of adults. A district attorney may delegate the responsibility to develop a county multidisciplinary team under this subsection to a designee or administrator who is or will be a member of the team pursuant to a written agreement.

(2) The teams shall develop a written protocol for immediate investigation of and notification procedures for cases of abuse of adults and for interviewing the victims. Each team also shall develop written agreements signed by member agencies that are represented on the team that specify:

(a) The role of each member agency;

(b) Procedures to be followed to assess risks to the adult;

(c) Guidelines for timely communication between member agencies; and

(d) Guidelines for completion of responsibilities by member agencies.

(3) Each team member shall have access to training in risk assessment, dynamics of abuse of adults and legally sound interview and investigatory techniques.

(4) All investigations of abuse of adults by the department or its designee or the authority or its designee and by law enforcement shall be carried out in a manner consistent with the protocols and procedures called for in this section.

(5) All information obtained by the team members in the exercise of their duties is confidential.

(6) Each team shall develop and implement procedures for evaluating and reporting compliance of member agencies with the protocols and procedures required under this section.

(7) Each team shall report to the Department of Justice and the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, no later than July 1 of each year, the number of:

(a) Substantiated allegations of abuse of adults in the county for the preceding calendar year.

(b) Substantiated allegations of abuse referred to law enforcement because there was reasonable cause found that a crime had been committed.

(c) Allegations of abuse that were not investigated by law enforcement.

(d) Allegations of abuse that led to criminal charges.

(e) Allegations of abuse that led to prosecution.

(f) Allegations of abuse that led to conviction. [2009 c.837 §8; 2009 c.828 §83; 2013 c.352 §10]

Note: 430.739 (County multidisciplinary teams) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 430 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 430—Mental Health; Developmental Disabilities; Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors430.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.
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.