Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-045-0230
Adult Mental Health Abuse Rules: Department Investigation of Alleged Abuse


(1) If determined necessary or appropriate, OTIS may conduct an investigation rather than allow the CMHP to investigate the alleged abuse or in addition to the investigation by the CMHP. Under such circumstances, the CMHP shall receive authorization from OTIS before conducting any separate investigation.
(2) OTIS shall conduct all abuse investigations involving adults defined in ORS 430.735 (Definitions for ORS 430.735 to 430.765)(2):
(a) Under these rules, OAR 407-045-0120 (Adult Mental Health Abuse Rules: Purpose and Scope) to 407-045-0240 (Adult Mental Health Abuse Rules: County Multidisciplinary Teams) for adults receiving services in an Authority-operated facility licensed under ORS 443.400 (Definitions for ORS 443.400 to 443.455).
(b) Under OAR 407-045-0250 (Adult Developmental Disabilities Abuse Rules: Purpose and Scope) to 407-045-0370 (Adult Developmental Disabilities Abuse Rules: County Multidisciplinary Teams) for adults with developmental disabilities in a Department-operated residential training home, or
(c) OAR 407-045-0405 (Oregon State Hospital Patient Abuse Investigation Rules: Purpose and Scope) to 407-045-0495 (Oregon State Hospital Patient Abuse Investigation Rules: Disclosure of Investigation Report and Related Documents) for patients of the state hospitals.
(3) OTIS may screen and assign an allegation of abuse involving adults described in section (2), to a CMHP designee to investigate under these rules or to a community developmental disabilities program to investigate under OAR 407-045-0250 (Adult Developmental Disabilities Abuse Rules: Purpose and Scope).
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