2015 ORS § 441.679¹
Preemployment inquiries
  • when employment prohibited

(1) Before employing a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse or nursing assistant, a long term care facility shall contact the Oregon State Board of Nursing and inquire whether the person is currently licensed or certified by the board and whether there has been any disciplinary action against the person or substantiated abuse findings against a nursing assistant.

(2) A facility shall not employ or retain in employment any person found by a court of law to have abused, neglected or mistreated a person receiving long term care services, nor shall a facility employ or retain in employment any nursing assistant against whom a finding of resident abuse has been entered into the registry maintained under ORS 441.678 (Review of finding that nursing assistant responsible for abuse). [1993 c.759 §15; 2009 c.72 §3]

Note: See note under 441.637 (Rules).