Oregon Department of Human Services

Rule Rule 407-047-0440
Investigations in Child Care: 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) Department of Education: Office of Child Care as required by ORS 419B.020 (Duty of department or law enforcement agency receiving report)(1).
(3) Department of Human Services: Self-Sufficiency Child Care Policy Unit.
(4) Make diligent efforts to notify the reporter that the report was assigned for investigation or closed at screening.
(5) Others as required or otherwise authorized including, but not limited to:
(a) 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.
(b) 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))
(c) The Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) when a report involves a home certified by ODDS or a child receiving services from ODDS.
(d) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission if the Department believes the child care caregiver, household member, contractor, or volunteer is licensed or registered by the commission. (ORS 419B.035 (Confidentiality of records))
(e) 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 child care and the name of the person who may have conducted the suspected abuse. Any person or entity to whom notification is made under this subsection may not release any information not authorized by this subsection.

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