2017 ORS 675.385¹
Disciplinary authority of Health Licensing Office
  • grounds for discipline
  • authorized sanctions

(1) In the manner prescribed in ORS chapter 183 for contested cases, and at the direction of the Sex Offender Treatment Board, the Health Licensing Office may impose a form of discipline listed in ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority) against a certified clinical sex offender therapist, certified associate sex offender therapist or certified secondary associate sex offender therapist for any of the grounds listed in ORS 676.612 (Disciplinary authority) and for any violation of the provisions of, or rules adopted under, ORS 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.410 (Duties of Health Licensing Office under ORS 675.360 to 675.410).

(2) The office may impose disciplinary sanctions against a certified clinical sex offender therapist, certified associate sex offender therapist or certified secondary associate sex offender therapist for any of the following reasons:

(a) The person was convicted of violating ORS 675.390 (Confidentiality of communication by clients), or of a felony or misdemeanor that brings into question the person’s competence or integrity as a certified clinical sex offender therapist, certified associate sex offender therapist or certified secondary associate sex offender therapist.

(b) The person’s mental health professional license, or equivalent license, has been revoked, suspended or restricted by the issuing authority.

(c) The person has violated ORS 675.370 (Unauthorized practice or use of title prohibited) (1), or any rules adopted by the office pertaining to certification.

(d) The person has failed to file or has filed a false, misleading or incomplete professional disclosure statement with the office.

(e) The person has practiced beyond the scope of the person’s certification under ORS 675.380 (Reciprocal certification). [2007 c.841 §6; 2013 c.568 §13; 2017 c.421 §7]

Note: Section 13, chapter 421, Oregon Laws 2017, provides:

Sec. 13. Reporting requirement. (1) Not later than December 31, 2018, the Department of Corrections, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Youth Authority shall each submit a report to the interim committees of the Legislative Assembly related to the judiciary in the manner provided in ORS 192.245 (Form of report to legislature). A report submitted under this section must include:

(a) A description of any complaints the submitting agency received against persons employed by the agency who provide sexual abuse specific treatment as defined in ORS 675.365 (Definitions for ORS 675.360 to 675.410) and who are not certified under ORS 675.375 (Certification); and

(b) Any steps that the submitting agency would need to take to ensure that any of the agency’s employees to whom ORS 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.410 (Duties of Health Licensing Office under ORS 675.360 to 675.410) do not apply because of section 11 (1)(b) of this 2017 Act [675.382 (Exceptions from requirements of ORS 675.360 to 675.410) (1)(b)] become certified under ORS 675.375 (Certification) if section 11 (1)(b) of this 2017 Act were to be repealed.

(2) A local, state or federal governmental agency, community mental health program or drug and alcohol treatment program licensed or certified by this state that employs a person to whom the requirements of ORS 675.360 (Legislative findings) to 675.410 (Duties of Health Licensing Office under ORS 675.360 to 675.410) do not apply because of section 11 (1)(b) of this 2017 Act may submit the report described in subsection (1) of this section. [2017 c.421 §13]

Note: See note under 675.360 (Legislative findings).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 675—Psychologists; Occupational Therapists; Certified Sex Offender Therapists; Regulated Social Workers; Licensed Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors675.­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.