Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-045-0140
Adult Mental Health Abuse Rules: Training for Individuals Investigating Reports of Alleged Abuse


(1) OTIS shall provide sufficient and timely training and consultation to ensure that the investigator is able to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation and make a determination about the alleged abuse.
(a) Training shall include initial and continuing education to address initial action on complaints, screening and conducting abuse investigations.
(b) The training and quarterly meetings shall address the cultural and social diversity of Oregon, focus on the vulnerable populations served and those who provide services, and include trauma-informed practices.
(2) Each CMHP shall designate at least one employee to conduct abuse investigations. CMHP shall require the designated employee to participate in training, quarterly meetings and to demonstrate an understanding of investigative core competencies. Core competencies in the areas of:
(a) Interviewing;
(b) Gathering relevant information through records and site visits;
(c) Weighing the evidence; and
(d) Making abuse determinations
(3) OTIS employees conducting investigations under OAR 407-045-0120 (Adult Mental Health Abuse Rules: Purpose and Scope) to 407-045-0240 (Adult Mental Health Abuse Rules: County Multidisciplinary Teams) are also required to participate in the training and quarterly meetings provided investigators and demonstrate an understanding of investigative core competencies. Core competencies in the areas of:
(a) Interviewing;
(b) Gathering relevant information through records and site visits;
(c) Weighing the evidence; and
(d) Making abuse determinations.
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