The 2009 Legislature passed House Bill 2059, effective January 1, 2010, which significantly expands the reporting requirements by licensees of health regulatory boards that observe certain prohibited or unprofessional conduct of another health regulatory board licensee, by reporting to that licensees board no later than working 10 days after the reporting licensee learns of the conduct.
'Prohibited conduct' means conduct by a licensee that: (A) Constitutes a criminal act against a patient or client; or (B) Constitutes a criminal act that creates a risk of harm to a patient or client. 'Unprofessional conduct' means conduct unbecoming a licensee or detrimental to the best interests of the public, including conduct contrary to recognized standards of ethics of the licensee's profession or conduct that endangers the health, safety or welfare of a patient or client.
The full text of the bill can be found here.
The Board has also taken this opportunity to adopt rules effective January 15, 2010, to conform its rules to the framework set by HB 2059, and make other adjustments in the current mandatory reporting rules in Division 30 of the Boards rules. Please refer to this link for more information on this and other topics related to Board rulemaking visit http://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/RAC.shtml