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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Oregon

State and Statute: Oregon, Stats. §§ 419B.005 et seq.

What Is Reportable "Abuse": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse, neglect, or sexual exploitation. [419B.005]

Mandatory Reporters: Any "public or private official" having reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom the official comes in contact has suffered abuse or that any person with whom the official comes in contact has abused a child shall immediately report. A public or private official includes a "member of the clergy," school employee, licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, a child care provider, and any employee or volunteer of any private religious organization providing child-related services or activities through youth groups, centers, and camps. [419B.005(5) and 419B.010(3)]

A report need not be made if the public or private official acquires information ...

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