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Statutes & Rules Relating to the Practice of Psychology
Statutes

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are laws enacted by the legislature to provide policy, mandates and permissive laws.

The Board of Psychologist Examiners Statutes:

ORS Chapter 675
ORS 675.010 - 675.150 - PSYCHOLOGISTS

- Defines the practice of psychology
- Licensure requirements and exemptions
- Investigations, enforcement procedures, sanctions & civil penalties
- Powers and structure of the Board
Statutes Pertaining to the Practice of Psychology:
 
- ORS 40.230, Psychotherapist – Patient Privilege
- ORS 40.252, Communications Revealing Intent to Commit Certain Crimes
- ORS 107.154, Authority of Parent when Other Parent Granted Sole Custody of Child
- ORS 109.672 – 109.695, Rights of Minors
- ORS 124.050 – 124.095, Reporting of Abuse of Elderly Persons
- ORS 137.765 – 137.771, Sexually Violent Dangerous Offenders
- ORS 179.495 – 179.508, Inmate Records
- ORS 192.518 – 192.524, Protected Health Information
     See also, HIPAA (45 C.F.R. parts 160 and 164 )
- ORS 419B.005 – 419B.050, Reporting of Child Abuse
- ORS 419B.195, Counsel
- ORS Ch. 426, Persons with Mental Illness; Sexually Dangerous Persons
- ORS 430.735 – 430.768, Abuse Reporting for Mentally Ill or Developmentally Disabled Persons
- ORS 609.650 – 609.654, Reporting of Animal Abuse
- ORS Chapter 676, Health Professionals Generally
     Doctor Title Act- regulates use of the title “doctor”
     Duty to report prohibited or unprofessional conduct
     Processing of complaints against health professionals

Administrative Rules
The Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) are an agency’s directives, standards, regulations or statements of general applicability that implement, interpret or prescribe law or policy or describe a procedure or practice requirement.  
 
OBPE Administrative Rules (OARs)- Chapter 858 
- Division 10 - Procedural Rules - includes educational requirements and application process.
- Division 20 - Complaints, Investigations, and Contested Case Hearings 
- Division 30 - Fees 
- Division 40 - Continuing Education 

* Please note that newly filed rules will not appear on the Oregon Secretary of State Archives Division website for several weeks.  Recently filed rules can be found below:

Rule Changes Filed 11/17/14:

Temporary Renewal Fee Reduction

Change to Educational Requirements

Post-Doc Rules

 APA Ethical Principles of Psychology and Code of Conduct
Adopted as the code of conduct for psychologists in Oregon (OAR 858-010-0075)

Statute and Rule Books
Download the most current versions of the statute/rule books:
  • OBPE Statutes, Rules, and Ethical Principles.  Includes: Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 675- Psychologists (2013); Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 858; APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. 
  • Statutes Pertaining to the Practice of Psychology . Oregon Revised Statutes (2013). Includes: Psychotherapist/Patient Privilege; Intent to Commit Certain Crimes; Authority of non-custodial parent; Rights of Minors; Elderly Abuse Reporting; Patient Records; Protected Health Information; Child Abuse Reporting; Placement of Child or Ward; Court-Appointed Counsel; Persons with Mental Illness; Chronically Mentally Ill Persons; Sexually Dangerous Persons; Abuse Reporting for Mentally Ill or Developmentally Disabled Persons; Animal Abuse Reporting
 
To order printed copies
 
Please send your request along with payment of $5 per book (make check payable to "OBPE") to: 
 
OBPE
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 130
Salem, OR 97302