2017 ORS 675.590¹
State Board of Licensed Social Workers

(1) There is established a State Board of Licensed Social Workers. The board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation). All members of the board must be residents of this state. Of the members of the board:

(a) Three members shall be clinical social workers licensed under ORS 675.530 (License);

(b) One member shall be a baccalaureate social worker registered under ORS 675.532 (Registration for practice of baccalaureate social work), a master’s social worker licensed under ORS 675.533 (Licensure for practice of master’s social work) or a clinical social work associate certified under ORS 675.537 (Certification as clinical social work associate); and

(c) Three members shall be members of the public who have demonstrated an interest in the field of clinical social work and who are not:

(A) Regulated social workers; or

(B) A spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling of a regulated social worker.

(2)(a) Board members appointed under subsection (1)(a) and (b) of this section may be appointed from a list of three to five nominees for each vacancy, submitted by any professional organization that represents clinical social workers.

(b) In selecting the members of the board, the Governor shall strive to balance the representation on the board according to:

(A) Geographic areas of this state; and

(B) Ethnic group.

(3)(a) The term of office of each member is four years, but a member serves at the pleasure of the Governor. The terms must be staggered so that no more than three terms end each year.

(b) Before the expiration of the term of a member, the Governor shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A member is eligible for reappointment. If there is a vacancy for any cause, the Governor shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

(c) A board member shall be removed immediately from the board if, during the member’s term, the member:

(A) Is not a resident of this state;

(B) Has been absent from three consecutive board meetings, unless at least one absence is excused; or

(C) Is not a clinical social worker licensed under ORS 675.530 (License) or a retired clinical social worker who was a clinical social worker licensed under ORS 675.530 (License) in good standing at the time of retirement, if the board member was appointed to serve on the board as a clinical social worker licensed under ORS 675.530 (License).

(4) Members of the board are entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). The board may provide by rule for compensation to board members for the performance of duties at a rate that is greater than the rate provided in ORS 292.495 (Compensation and expenses of members of state boards and commissions). [1979 c.769 §2; 1985 c.52 §6; 1989 c.69 §1; 1989 c.721 §41; 2001 c.459 §1; 2009 c.535 §§3,39; 2013 c.60 §4]

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.