Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

Rule Rule 877-040-0016
Reporting Possible Prohibited Conduct to Law Enforcement Agency


(1)

If, during the investigation of a complaint, a member of the Consumer Protection Committee or any board member believes a respondent has engaged in prohibited conduct, the committee or member must refer the case as soon as practicable to the board for its review. The board will review the case not later than the next regularly scheduled board meeting and will determine whether it has reasonable cause to believe that the respondent has engaged in prohibited conduct.

(2)

If the board concludes there is reasonable cause to believe that the respondent has engaged in prohibited conduct, the board will present the facts to an appropriate law enforcement agency within 10 working days.

(3)

In this rule, the term “prohibited conduct” has the same meaning given to it in section 1 (1)(c), chapter 536, Oregon Laws 2009. “Prohibited conduct” means conduct by a licensee that:

(a)

Constitutes a criminal act against a patient or client; or

(b)

Constitutes a criminal act that creates a risk of harm to a patient or client.” The term “licensee” in the definition includes all regulated social workers.
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