2017 ORS 675.745¹
Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of license or refusal to issue license
  • probation
  • confidentiality of information
  • penalties

(1) The Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists may deny, suspend, revoke or refuse to issue or to renew any license issued under ORS 675.715 (Application) to 675.835 (Injunctive proceedings) upon proof that the applicant for licensure or the licensee:

(a) Has been convicted of violating ORS 675.825 (Prohibited practices) or of a crime in this or any other state or territory or against the federal government that brings into question the competence of the licensee in the role of a counselor or a therapist;

(b) Is unable to perform the practice of professional counseling or marriage and family therapy by reason of physical illness;

(c) Has an impairment as defined in ORS 676.303 (Purposes of health professional regulatory boards);

(d) Has been grossly negligent in the practice of professional counseling or marriage and family therapy;

(e) Has violated any provision of ORS 675.715 (Application) to 675.835 (Injunctive proceedings) or 675.850 (Prohibition on practice of conversion therapy);

(f) Has violated any rule of the board pertaining to the licensure of professional counselors or licensed marriage and family therapists;

(g) Has failed to file a professional disclosure statement or has filed a false, incomplete or misleading professional disclosure statement;

(h) Has practiced outside the scope of activities, including administering, constructing or interpreting tests or diagnosing or treating mental disorders, for which the licensee has individual training and qualification;

(i) Has been disciplined by a state mental health licensing board or program in this or any other state for violation of competency or conduct standards; or

(j) Notwithstanding ORS 670.280 (Denial, suspension or revocation of license based on criminal conviction), has been convicted of a sex crime as defined in ORS 163A.005 (Definitions for ORS 163A.005 to 163A.235) or has been convicted in another state or jurisdiction of a crime that is substantially equivalent to a sex crime as defined in ORS 163A.005 (Definitions for ORS 163A.005 to 163A.235).

(2)(a) The board may reprimand or impose probation on a licensee or a registered intern upon proof of any of the grounds for discipline provided in subsection (1) of this section.

(b) If the board elects to place a licensee or a registered intern on probation, the board may impose:

(A) Restrictions on the scope of practice of the licensee or intern;

(B) Requirements for specific training;

(C) Supervision of the practice of the licensee or intern; or

(D) Other conditions the board finds necessary for the protection of the public.

(3) The board may initiate injunctive proceedings in any circuit court against persons violating any provision of ORS 675.715 (Application) to 675.835 (Injunctive proceedings) or any rules adopted by the board.

(4) Pursuant to ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures), the board may impose a civil penalty of not more than $2,500 for each ground for discipline listed in subsection (1) of this section found by the board.

(5) Pursuant to ORS 183.745 (Civil penalty procedures), the board may impose a civil penalty of not more than $2,500 for each violation of or failure to observe any limitation or condition imposed by the board on the licensee’s or registered intern’s practice under subsection (2) of this section.

(6) Information that the board obtains as part of an investigation into licensee or applicant conduct or as part of a contested case proceeding, consent order or stipulated agreement involving licensee or applicant conduct is confidential as provided under ORS 676.175 (Complaints and investigations confidential).

(7) In addition to the actions authorized by subsections (1) and (2) of this section, the board may take such disciplinary action as the board in its discretion finds proper, including but not limited to the assessment of the costs of the disciplinary process. [1989 c.721 §15; 1991 c.67 §180; 1993 c.56 §1; 1997 c.791 §17; 1999 c.463 §3; 2001 c.120 §3; 2009 c.549 §8; 2009 c.756 §17; 2015 c.79 §6; 2015 c.611 §3]

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.