Outdoor Youth Programs: Applicability and General Provisions
(1)Required compliance. These rules, OAR 413-215-0901 (Outdoor Youth Programs: Applicability and General Provisions) to 413-215-1031 (Outdoor Youth Programs: Behavior Management), regulate a child caring agency licensed as an outdoor youth program. An outdoor youth program must also comply with OAR 413-215-0001 (Licensing Umbrella Rules: Regulation of Child-Caring Agencies) to 413-215-0131 (Licensing Umbrella Rules: Exceptions).
(2)Stationary Outdoor Youth Program additional license requirement. An outdoor youth program that operates as a stationary outdoor youth program must secure an Organizational Camp License as described in OAR 333-030-0005 (Purpose) to 333-030-0130 (Variance) from the Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division.
(3)Bond required. Each outdoor youth program applying for licensure must file with the Department a Fiduciary Bond in the amount of $50,000 or 50 percent of the program’s yearly budget, whichever amount is less. The Bond must be issued by a surety or insurer that is licensed to do business in the State of Oregon. The Bond must be written and issued on the Surety Bond Form (DHS CF 1066), provided to the outdoor youth program by the Department. The required Bond must be continuous until canceled and must remain in full force at all times to comply with this section. Any claims or potential impairment to the Bond must be reported to the Department within 30 days of the incident or occurrence involving the claim or potential impairment. In the event of impairment to the Bond, the outdoor youth program will be required to obtain additional bonding to satisfy the requirements of this section. The surety or insurer must give the Department at least 30 days written notice before canceling or terminating its liability under the Bond. An action on the Bond may be brought by any person aggrieved by the misconduct of an outdoor youth program required to be licensed under ORS 418.205 (Definitions for ORS 418.205 to 418.327, 418.470, 418.475, 418.950 to 418.970 and 418.992 to 418.998) to 418.310 (Application of statutes to institutions caring for adults and children). As evidence of the Bond, the outdoor youth program must keep a certified copy of the Bond on file with the Department at all times.
(4)Workers’ Compensation. An outdoor youth program must comply with all provisions of ORS 656.017 (Employer required to pay compensation and perform other duties) and provide the required Workers’ Compensation coverage, unless such employers are exempt under ORS 656.126 (Coverage while temporarily in or out of state). The outdoor youth program must ensure that each of its subcontractors complies with these requirements.
Rule 413-215-0901 — Outdoor Youth Programs: Applicability and General Provisions,