Child Welfare Services

ORS 418.262
Minimum staffing required for licensing, inspection and investigation

  • rules


The Department of Human Services shall maintain a staff of a minimum of five full-time equivalent employees who are responsible for the issuance, renewal, suspension or revocation of, or for the placing of conditions on, licenses, certifications or other authorizations issued under ORS 418.240 (Licensing, certification and authorization criteria) and 418.248 (Certification of proctor foster homes), and for the inspection and investigation of child-caring agencies licensed, certified or otherwise authorized by the department.


The department shall adopt rules to develop workload models to measure the adequacy of staff to workload under subsection (1) of this section. [2016 c.106 §7]
Chapter 418

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought action under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging violation of federal civil rights after defendant Children's Services Division employees removed plaintiffs' child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investigation, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children's Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)


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