Child Welfare Services

ORS 418.748
Statewide team on child abuse and suicide


The Oregon Health Authority, in collaboration with the Department of Human Services, shall form a statewide interdisciplinary team to meet twice a year to review child fatality cases where child abuse or suicide is suspected, identify trends, make recommendations and take actions involving statewide issues.


The statewide interdisciplinary team may recommend specific cases to a child fatality review team for its review under ORS 418.785 (Child fatality review teams).


The statewide interdisciplinary team shall provide recommendations to child fatality review teams in the development of protocols. The recommendations shall address investigation, training, case selection and fatality review of child deaths, including but not limited to child abuse and youth suicide cases. [1989 c.998 §5; 1991 c.451 §4; 1997 c.714 §2; 2005 c.562 §7; 2013 c.14 §8]
Note: See note under 418.746 (Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Account).
§§ 418.740 to 418.770

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Inspection of child abuse records by Governor and Attorney General, (1979) Vol 40, p 96

Law Review Citations

25 WLR 230 (1989)

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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