Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Programs

Rule Rule 413-015-0440
Determine Disposition of the CPS Assessment


(1)

The CPS worker must determine a disposition for all CPS assessments completed by Child Welfare as required by ORS 419B.026 (Required findings for investigation conducted under ORS 419B.020) (1).

(2)

Requirement to Determine Disposition of the CPS Assessment. The CPS worker must determine if there is reasonable cause to believe that abuse occurred and explain the basis for that determination.

(a)

The requirements for determining dispositions on a report of abuse as defined in ORS 419B.005 (Definitions) are described in OAR 413-015-1015 (Making the CPS Assessment Disposition Determination)(1).

(b)

The requirements for determining dispositions on a report of abuse as defined in ORS 418.257 (Definitions for ORS 418.257 to 418.259) involving a home certified by Child Welfare or ODDS are described in OAR 413-015-1015 (Making the CPS Assessment Disposition Determination)(2).
(3) When a disposition is founded or substantiated for abuse, the CPS worker must refer all victims three years old and under to Early Intervention as outlined in the Child Welfare Procedure Manual.
(4) Documentation. The CPS worker must document that determination and explain the basis for the determination in the disposition narrative section of the Child Welfare electronic information system prior to completing the CPS assessment.
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