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LAW AND RULES
Statutes

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are laws enacted by the legislature to provide policy, mandates and permissive laws.
 
The Board has responsibility for implementing and administering a portion of one chapter of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS): 

ORS Chapter 675
ORS 675.705 - 675.835 LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS
AND MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS

- Defines the practice of counseling and marriage & family therapy
- Licensure requirements and exemptions
- Investigations, enforcement procedures, sanctions & civil penalties
- Powers and structure of the Board  

Statutes Pertaining to the Practice of Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy:
 
- ORS 40.230Psychotherapist – Patient Privilege Psychotherapist – Patient Privilege
- ORS 40.252 Communications Revealing Intent to Commit Certain Crimes
- ORS 109.672 - 109.695 Rights of Minors
- ORS 124.050 - 124.095 Reporting of Abuse of Elderly Persons
- ORS 137.765 - 137.771Sexually Violent Dangerous Offenders
- ORS 179.495 - 179.508 Inmate Records
- ORS 192.518 - 192.524Protected Health Information
     See also, HIPAA (45 C.F.R. parts 160 and 164 )
- ORS 419B.005 - 419B.050 Reporting of Child Abuse
- ORS 419B195Counsel
- ORS 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 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.
 
 
Code of Ethics indexed with rule subjects
 
Note: Recently filed rules may be found below.  These will not appear on the Secretary of State website for several weeks after filing.
 

 

Reporting of Abuse of Elderly PersonsORS 426