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Child Abuse Reporting

OHA guidance for healthcare for minors

If you're wondering about the legal requirements for providing health care for minors, here is a publication by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) regarding providing health care to minors. This isn't optometry law, so Board staff cannot consult with you on these issues. If you have questions, please reach out to the Oregon Health Authority.

Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse

Optometric Physicians: as a Mandatory Reporter you must report suspected child abuse.

Oregon law recognizes these types of abuse: