Children's Care Licensing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Beginning October 1, 2020 all reports generated by Children’s Care Licensing Program conducting both announced and unannounced visits to a licensed child caring agency can be found on this website.

 
The different types of reports that can be found are:

  • Initial License – This report type is generated when a new agency applies to be a licensed child caring agency in the State of Oregon.
  • License Renewals – This report type is generated when a child caring agency has applied to renew their license. This generally occurs every 2 years.
  • Unannounced - This report type is generated when a licensing coordinator performs an unannounced site visit. Per OAR 413-215-0101(1)(b) the department will inspect premises where children in care reside and receive services from employees or staff who do not reside on the premises at least once per year.
  • Announced - This report type is generated when a licensing coordinator arranges for a site visit due to various reasons such as technical assistance, remodels, or moving to a different location, etc.

Agencies by Licensing Coordinator


Academic Boarding Schools (ABS) 

Provides educational services and care to children 24 hours a day; and
Does not hold itself out as serving children with emotional or behavioral problems, providing therapeutic services, or assuring that children receive therapeutic services.


Adoption Agencies (AA) 

"Adoption agency" means an organization providing any of the following services:
Identifying a child for adoption and arranging an adoption, Securing the necessary consent to relinquishment of parental rights and to adoption, Performing a background study on a child or a home study on a prospective adoptive parent and reporting on such a study, Making determinations of the best interests of a child and the appropriateness of adoptive placement for the child, Monitoring a case after placement until final adoption, When necessary because of disruption before final adoption, assuming custody and providing child care or other social services for the child pending an alternative placement.

   

Day Treatment Programs (DT)

"Day treatment agency" means a child-caring agency that provides psychiatric day treatment services. "Day treatment" means a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, nonresidential, community-based, psychiatric treatment, family treatment, and therapeutic activities integrated with an accredited education program provided to children with emotional disturbances.

Foster Care Programs (FC)

"Foster care agency" means a child-caring agency that offers to place children by taking physical custody of and then placing the children in proctor foster homes certified by the child-caring agency as provided in ORS 418.248 and these rules.

Homeless, Runaway and Transitional Living Shelters (SH)

"Homeless or runaway youth" means a child in care who has not been emancipated by the juvenile court; lacks a fixed, regular, safe, and stable nighttime residence; and cannot immediately be reunited with his or her family.

Outdoor Youth Programs (OYP)

"Outdoor youth program" means a program that provides, in an outdoor living setting, services to children in care who are enrolled in the program because they have behavioral problems, mental health problems, or problems with abuse of alcohol or drugs. "Outdoor youth program" does not include any program, facility, or activity operated by a governmental entity, operated or affiliated with the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps, or licensed by the Department as a child-caring agency under other authority of the Department. It does not include outdoor activities for children in care designed to be primarily

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Residential Care Programs (RC)

"Residential care agency" means a child-caring agency that provides care and treatment services to children 24 hours a day in a staffed facility.


Therapeutic Boarding Schools (TBS)

"Therapeutic boarding school" means an organization or a program in an organization that is primarily a school and not a residential care agency, provides educational services and care to children for 24 hours a day, and holds itself out as serving children with emotional or behavioral problems, providing therapeutic services, or assuring that children receive therapeutic services.


 

To review the Umbrella Rules that all Child Caring Agencies must follow and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 413-215-000 to OAR 413-215-0136) that govern child-caring agencies, which apply to all licensed agencies, regardless of type, please see the following link:

 

Umbrella Rules (http://www.dhs.state.or.us/policy/childwelfare/manual_1/division_215.pdf)

  • OAR 413-215-0201 to OAR 413-215-0276 are specific to Academic Boarding Schools.
  • OAR 413-215-0401 to OAR 413-215-0481 are specific to Adoption Agencies
  • OAR 413-215-0801 to OAR 413-215-0856 are specific to Day Treatment Agencies.
  • OAR 413-215-0301 to OAR 413-215-0396 are specific to Foster Care Agencies.
  • OAR 413-215-0701 to OAR 413-215-0766 are specific to Homeless, Runaway, and Transitional Living Shelters.
  • OAR 413-215-0901 to OAR 413-215-1031 are specific to Outdoor Youth Programs.
  • OAR 413-215-0501 to OAR 413-215-0586 are specific to Residential Care Programs.
  • OAR 413-215-0601 to OAR 413-215-0681 are specific to Therapeutic Boarding Schools.​