ORS 675.390¹
Confidentiality of communication by clients
  • exceptions

A certified sexual offense therapist, or any employee of a certified sexual offense therapist, may not disclose any communication made by a client during the course of noninvestigatory professional treatment or rehabilitation, except:

(1) When the client or a person authorized to act on behalf of the client gives consent to the disclosure;

(2) When the client initiates legal action or makes a complaint against a sexual offense therapist to the Sexual Offense Treatment Board;

(3) When the communication reveals the intent to commit a crime harmful to the client or others;

(4) When the communication reveals that a minor may have been a victim of a crime or physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect; or

(5) To juvenile and adult parole and probation officers supervising the client under a mandated sex offender treatment condition imposed by a court or releasing authority. [2007 c.841 §9; 2019 c.68 §9]

Note: See note under 675.365 (Definitions for ORS 675.365 to 675.410).

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.
 
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.
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