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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 40.230, Psychotherapist – 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 - 137.771, Sexually Violent Dangerous Offenders
- ORS 179.495 - 179.508, Inmate Records
- ORS 192.515 - 192.517, Records of Individuals with Disability or Mental Illness
- 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 Reporting of Child Abuse
- ORS 419B195, Counsel
- 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.