Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-045-0855
Child-In-Care Abuse Rules: Notifications at the Conclusion of Screening

The OTIS investigator is responsible for making the following notifications when a report is assigned for investigation or closed at screening:
(1) Cross-report to local law enforcement agency as required in ORS 419B.015 (Report form and content) by providing the full screening report.
(2) Make diligent efforts to notify the reporter that the report was assigned for investigation or closed at screening.
(3) When a report involves a child-caring agency or proctor foster home, the OTIS investigator must send the screening report to:
(a) Personnel designated to make notifications required in Oregon law and OAR 413-215-0136 (Licensing Umbrella Rules: Notifications Involving a Child-caring Agency)(CCA Notifications); and
(b) The ODHS Child Welfare caseworker assigned to the child in the report, if applicable.
(4) When a report involves an ODDS licensed group home, ODDS host home, or ODDS foster home, the OTIS investigator must make the following notifications:
(a) Appropriate personnel within the Department.
(b) A representative designated by the ODDS licensed group home or ODDS host home.
(c) The tribe as provided under OAR chapter 413, division 115 when the OTIS investigator knows or has reason to know the alleged victim is an Indian child.
(d) Legal guardians of the child.
(5) Others as required or otherwise authorized including, but not limited to:
(a) Disability Rights Oregon when a report of abuse is alleged to have occurred at a school or in an educational setting and the report involves a child with a disability. (ORS 419B.035 (Confidentiality of records)(1))
(b) Teacher Standards and Practices Commission as provided in ORS 419B.035 (Confidentiality of records).
(c) The Office of Child Care when required by ORS 419B.020 (Duty of department or law enforcement agency receiving report) or 419B.035 (Confidentiality of records).
(d) Any individual, administrative hearings officer, court, agency, organization, or other entity when determined necessary under ORS 419B.035 (Confidentiality of records)(3).
(6) The Department must not disclose the name and address of, and other identifying information about the reporter. The Department must make available any information necessary to ensure the safety of the child, including the name of the person who may have conducted the suspected abuse. Any person or entity to whom notification is made under this section may not release any information not authorized by this section.

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