Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-007-0460


The Department shall maintain abuse investigation reports as confidential pursuant to ORS 409.027 (Abuse and neglect reports), 413.036 (Use of abuse and neglect reports for screening subject individuals) and other applicable state and federal laws and rules.


All abuse information and other records collected or developed during the abuse check process shall be kept confidential and disseminated only on a need-to-know basis as permitted by applicable Oregon statutes and administrative rules.


Abuse investigation reports may be used among the organizational units of the Department for the purpose of screening SIs necessary to protect the Department’s vulnerable clients from abuse.


The Department may use abuse and neglect reports for decisions directly affecting vulnerable individuals if the vulnerable individual is also an SI.

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Jun. 8, 2021