Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-045-0405
Oregon State Hospital Patient Abuse Investigation Rules: Purpose and Scope


(1) The purpose of these rules, OAR 407-045-0405 (Oregon State Hospital Patient Abuse Investigation Rules: Purpose and Scope) through 407-045-0495 (Oregon State Hospital Patient Abuse Investigation Rules: Disclosure of Investigation Report and Related Documents), is to establish the procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving allegations of patient abuse in the Oregon State Hospitals.
(2) The Department’s Office of Training, Investigations and Safety (OTIS) has the duties, functions and powers of ensuring investigations of alleged patient abuse at the state hospitals are conducted in a uniform, objective and thorough manner.
(3) OTIS shall:
(a) Receive all mandatory reports of alleged patient abuse by state hospital staff or visitors;
(b) Coordinate the assessment for protective services with the state hospital; and
(c) Conduct thorough and unbiased the investigations to make abuse findings as required by ORS 430.735 (Definitions for ORS 430.735 to 430.765) to 430.768 (Claims of self-defense addressed in certain reports of abuse) and these rules.
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