2017 ORS 609.652¹
Definitions for ORS 609.654

As used in ORS 609.654 (Public or private official reporting of aggravated animal abuse):

(1)(a) “Aggravated animal abuse” means any animal abuse as described in ORS 167.322 (Aggravated animal abuse in the first degree).

(b) “Aggravated animal abuse” does not include:

(A) Good animal husbandry, as defined in ORS 167.310 (Definitions for ORS 167.310 to 167.351); or

(B) Any exemption listed in ORS 167.335 (Exemption from ORS 167.315 to 167.333).

(2) “Law enforcement agency” means:

(a) Any city or municipal police department.

(b) A police department established by a university under ORS 352.121 (University police departments and officers) or 353.125 (Creation of police department and commission of police officers).

(c) Any county sheriff’s office.

(d) The Oregon State Police.

(e) A law enforcement division of a county or municipal animal control agency that employs sworn officers.

(f) A humane investigation agency as defined in ORS 181A.340 (Commissioning of humane special agents) that employs humane special agents commissioned under ORS 181A.340 (Commissioning of humane special agents).

(3) “Public or private official” means:

(a) A physician, including any intern or resident.

(b) A dentist.

(c) A school employee.

(d) A licensed practical nurse or registered nurse.

(e) An employee of the Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Authority, Early Learning Division, Youth Development Division, Office of Child Care, the Oregon Youth Authority, a local health department, a community mental health program, a community developmental disabilities program, a county juvenile department, a child-caring agency as defined in ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.327, 418.470, 418.475, 418.950 to 418.970 and 418.992 to 418.998) or an alcohol and drug treatment program.

(f) A peace officer.

(g) A psychologist.

(h) A member of the clergy.

(i) A regulated social worker.

(j) An optometrist.

(k) A chiropractor.

(L) A certified provider of foster care, or an employee thereof.

(m) An attorney.

(n) A naturopathic physician.

(o) A licensed professional counselor.

(p) A licensed marriage and family therapist.

(q) A firefighter or emergency medical services provider.

(r) A court appointed special advocate, as defined in ORS 419A.004 (Definitions).

(s) A child care provider registered or certified under ORS 329A.030 (Central Background Registry) and 329A.250 (Definitions for ORS 329A.030 and 329A.250 to 329A.450) to 329A.450 (Assistance to staff of facility).

(t) A member of the Legislative Assembly. [2007 c.731 §2; 2009 c.442 §42; 2009 c.595 §990; 2011 c.506 §44; 2011 c.703 §43; 2012 c.37 §66; 2012 c.67 §15; 2013 c.180 §48; 2013 c.623 §20; 2013 c.624 §35; 2015 c.736 §105; 2016 c.106 §54]

Chapter 609

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Possession and ad­min­is­tra­­tion of sodium pentobarbital by county animal control program, (1982) Vol 42, p 297

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 609—Dogs; Exotic Animals; Dealers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors609.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 609, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano609.­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.