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Child Abuse Reporting Laws for Oregon

STATE AND STATUTE: Oregon, Stats. §§ 419B.005 et seq. (originally enacted in 1993; statute language affecting what appears here most recently amended in 2017; all language verified here as of November of 2017)

WHAT IS REPORTABLE "ABUSE": Physical, sexual, or mental abuse or neglect. [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)]

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