Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are laws enacted by the legislature to provide policy, mandates and permissive laws.
ORS Chapter 675
The Board has responsibility for implementing and administering a portion of one chapter of the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS):
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 40.230
, Psychotherapist – Patient Privilege Psychotherapist – Patient Privilege
- ORS 40.252
, Communications Revealing Intent to Commit Certain Crimes
See also, HIPAA (45 C,.F.R. parts 160 and 164 )
- ORS 426
, Persons with Mental Illness; Sexually Dangerous Persons
- 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
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.
Note: Recently filed rules may be found below. These will not appear on the Secretary of State website for several weeks after filing.