Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-045-0485
Oregon State Hospital Patient Abuse Investigation Rules: Notifications at the Conclusion of an Investigation


(1)

After an abuse determination is made and the abuse investigation report has been approved to close, OTIS must make and document the notifications described in this rule.

(2)

OTIS must notify the AP as provided in this section:

(a)

When a report is determined to be not substantiated under these rules, OTIS must provide written notice to the AP.

(b)

When a report is determined to be substantiated under these rules, OTIS must send a Notice of Abuse Determination to the AP as provided in this subsection:

(A)

The Notice of Abuse Determinationwith a copy of the redacted abuse investigation report must be sent to the AP by all of the following:

(i)

Regular mail.

(ii)

Certified mail with return receipt requested.

(iii)

Alternative methods such as fax or electronic mail only when the respondent has requested an alternate method.

(B)

The Notice of Abuse Determination must include the information described in OAR 137-003-0505 (Contested Case Notice)(1) and (2)(a) and ORS 183.415 (Notice of right to hearing).

(3)

OTIS shall provide the OSH Superintendent and the DHS│OHA Human Resources with a copy of any written notices sent to the AP as described in (2).

(4)

OTIS shall document how the notices were provided and maintain a record of all notices.
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