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Laws & Rules

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS)

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are laws enacted by the legislature to provide policy, mandates and permissive laws.
Note: The Board's enabling statutes can be found in ORS 675.010 - .150.

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs)

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: Please refer to our Administrative Rulemaking Page for information on proposed and recently filed rules.

Code of Ethics

The APA Ethical Principles of Psychology and Code of Conduct constitutes the required professional conduct of psychologists, psychologist associates, residents, and licensure applicants in Oregon.  OAR 858-010-0075.

Statute and Rule Books 

Download the most current versions of the statute/rule books:
  • OBOP Statutes, Rules, and Ethical Principles.  Includes: Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 675- Psychologists; Oregon Administrative Rules Chapter 858; APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
  • Statutes Pertaining to the Practice of Psychology. Oregon Revised Statutes.  Includes: Psychotherapist/Patient Privilege; Intent to Commit Certain Crimes; Authority of non-custodial parent; Rights of Minors; Elderly Abuse Reporting; Patient Records; Protected Health Information; Child Abuse Reporting; Placement of Child or Ward; Court-Appointed Counsel; Persons with Mental Illness; Chronically Mentally Ill Persons; Sexually Dangerous Persons; Abuse Reporting for Mentally Ill or Developmentally Disabled Persons; Animal Abuse Reporting.

To order printed copies, please send your request along with payment of $5 per book (make check payable to "OBOP") to: 

3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 130
Salem, OR 97302