2017 ORS 675.583¹
Duty to report evidence of impairment or unprofessional or prohibited conduct
  • confidentiality of information
  • limitation of liability

(1) Unless state or federal laws relating to confidentiality or the protection of health information prohibit disclosure, a regulated social worker shall report to the State Board of Licensed Social Workers any information the regulated social worker has that appears to show that a regulated social worker is or may be an impaired professional as defined in ORS 676.185 (Definitions for ORS 676.185 to 676.200), or may have engaged in unprofessional conduct according to the guidelines of the code of ethics, to the extent that disclosure does not conflict with the requirements of ORS 675.580 (Confidentiality of communication by client).

(2) A regulated social worker shall report any prohibited conduct as defined in ORS 676.150 (Duty to report prohibited or unprofessional conduct, arrests and convictions) in the manner provided in ORS 676.150 (Duty to report prohibited or unprofessional conduct, arrests and convictions).

(3) Notwithstanding ORS 676.175 (Complaints and investigations confidential), any information that the board obtains pursuant to subsection (1) of this section is confidential and may not be disclosed except as provided by the board by rule.

(4) A person who reports or provides information to the board under subsection (1) of this section in good faith is not subject to an action for civil damages as a result of reporting or providing information to the board. [1989 c.721 §40; 1997 c.381 §6; 1997 c.791 §15a; 2007 c.70 §299; 2009 c.442 §18; 2009 c.536 §38; 2009 c.697 §19; 2009 c.756 §§89a,89b]

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.