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LAW AND RULES
Oregon Laws
Regulations regarding the licensure for professional counselors and marriage and family therapists and the practice of counseling and marriage and family therapy by licensed individuals in Oregon fall into two categories: statutes (laws) and rules.
 
Statutes are laws enacted, and may only be changed, by the legislature. The Board has responsibility for implementing and administering a portion of one chapter of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS): 
 
ORS 675.705 through 675.835. Click here to access the laws:  OBLPCT
 

Following are other laws that include responsibilities for LPCs and LMFTs: 
 
ORS 676.150, Reporting Obligations
ORS 676.160 - 676.1;80, Processing Complaints Against Health Professionals
ORS 676.205 - 676.230, Continuing jurisdiction of health licensing boards
ORS 419B.005-419B.050, Child Abuse Reporting
ORS 124.050 - 124.095, Elder Abuse Reporting 
 

Code of Ethics indexed with rule subjects


Oregon Administrative Rules
Administrative Rules (OARs) are written and adopted by the Board. Rules implement the law, interpret content, define terms, or provide more detailed procedures or requirements. The Board’s rules are found in Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 833.  

The Secretary of State website with Board administrative rules:  OAR 833

Division 1 - Procedural
Division 10 - Definitions
Division 20 - Application methods 
Division 30 - LPC requirements
Division 40 - LMFT requirements
Division 50 - Registered intern requirements
Division 60 - Graduate degree standards
Division 70 - Fees
Division 80 - Continuing education
Division 90 - Distance counseling
Division 100 - Code of Ethics
Division 110 - Compliance
Division 120 - Criminal history checks
Divisiion 130 - Supervisor requirements