Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-045-0298
Adult Developmental Disabilities Abuse Rules: Death Reporting


Effective November 1, 2019, DD case management entities for adults enrolled in community developmental disabilities programs or support service brokerages are required to notify their local DD abuse investigator of all the deaths of adults receiving case management services within one business day of being informed of the death per ODDS policy and in the format required by ODDS or OTIS.


If the investigator or law enforcement reported a death to the medical examiner in cases where there was reasonable cause to believe that an adult has died as a result of abuse, an abuse investigation shall be immediately opened per OAR 407-045-0300 (Adult Developmental Disabilities Abuse Rules: Investigation of Alleged Abuse). Notifications shall occur in the same manner as all allegations of alleged abuse, outlined in OAR 407-045-0291 (Adult Developmental Disabilities Abuse Rules: Screening Activities and Initial Notices).

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