Inspections of the premises of a child-caring agency shall occur no less frequently than once per year and shall be made at unexpected times, with irregular intervals between inspections and without previous notice to the agency. Inspections under this subsection shall be limited to premises where children reside and receive care or services from employees or staff who do not reside on the premises.
Information in financial statements and tax compliance certificates submitted to the Department of Human Services under this subsection is a public record and open for inspection by any person without order of a court.
The Department of Revenue shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of this subsection pertaining to tax compliance certificates.
Failure to permit an inspection, whether of the premises or of the books and records of the child-caring agency, or failure to provide the financial statements, as required by this section is grounds for the immediate suspension or revocation of a license, certificate or authorization under ORS 418.240 (Licensing, certification and authorization criteria) and for the denial of issuance of a license, certificate or other authorization by the Department of Human Services.
In addition to advice provided under subsection (6) of this section, the Department of Human Services shall provide training regarding appropriate ethnic hair and skin care for children of African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-American or multiracial descent to:
Persons providing treatment, care or services under the supervision of a child-caring agency; and
Prospective adoptive parents of a child in foster care.
The Department of Human Services shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section. [Formerly 419.122; 1971 c.401 §19; 1983 c.510 §8; 2011 c.692 §1; 2016 c.106 §10; 2018 c.40 §2]