ORS 675.169¹
Responsibilities of agency

(1) The responsibilities of the Mental Health Regulatory Agency include, but are not limited to:

(a) Budgeting;

(b) Record keeping;

(c) Staffing;

(d) Contracting;

(e) Establishing uniform and streamlined policies and procedures for the issuance and renewal of authorizations, the collection of fees and the investigation of complaints;

(f) Preparing and tracking office performance measures; and

(g) Implementing regulatory streamlining initiatives to reduce regulatory burdens without compromising regulatory standards.

(2) The regulated boards maintain separate authority over functions including, but not limited to:

(a) Contracting related to the particular board;

(b) Consumer protection and investigation of complaints;

(c) Establishing and collecting fees;

(d) Determining the qualification of applicants to practice regulated professions;

(e) Establishing application processes for the issuance of authorizations;

(f) Issuing and renewing authorizations;

(g) Conditioning, limiting or denying the issuance of new authorizations, suspending, revoking or refusing to renew existing authorizations and otherwise disciplining persons authorized to practice the regulated professions;

(h) Imposing civil penalties;

(i) Enforcing administrative rules adopted under any statute that each regulated board is charged with enforcing, including administrative rules and statutes that establish professional codes of conduct, practice standards and scopes of professional practice; and

(j) Formulating and enforcing continuing education requirements.

(3) Subsection (1) of this section is not intended to limit the duties, functions and powers imposed on or vested in the agency by other statutes. [2017 c.104 §4]

Note: See note under 675.160 (Mental Health Regulatory Agency).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sexual Offense Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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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