Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-045-1020
Adult Residential Substance Use Disorder Investigation Rules: Training for OTIS Investigators and Abuse Reviewers


(1) OTIS shall provide sufficient and timely training and consultation to ensure that OTIS investigators and abuse reviewers are able to conduct a thorough and unbiased investigation to make a determination about the alleged abuse under OAR 407-045-1000 (Adult Residential Substance Use Disorder Investigation Rules: Purpose and Scope) to 407-045-1110 (Adult Residential Substance Use Disorder Investigation Rules: Disclosure of Investigation Report and Related Documents).
(2) Training shall include initial and continuing education to address initial action on complaints, screening and conducting abuse investigations.
(3) The training shall address the cultural and social diversity of Oregon, focus on the vulnerable populations served and those who provide services, and include trauma-informed practices.
(4) Training for OTIS investigators and abuse reviewers under these rules (OAR 407-045-1000 (Adult Residential Substance Use Disorder Investigation Rules: Purpose and Scope) to 407-045-1110 (Adult Residential Substance Use Disorder Investigation Rules: Disclosure of Investigation Report and Related Documents)) will also include specific information related to operations of substance use disorder facilities and confidentiality of alcohol & drug services and records under 42 CFR Part 2.
(5) OTIS employees conducting investigations or abuse reviews under OAR 407-045-1000 (Adult Residential Substance Use Disorder Investigation Rules: Purpose and Scope) to 407-045-1110 (Adult Residential Substance Use Disorder Investigation Rules: Disclosure of Investigation Report and Related Documents) shall participate in the core competency training and quarterly meetings provided to mental health investigators and demonstrate an understanding of investigative core competencies. Core competencies in the areas of:
(a) Interviewing;
(b) Gathering relevant information through records and site visits;
(c) Weighing the evidence; and
(d) Making abuse determinations.
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