ORS 419B.021
Degree requirements for persons conducting investigation or making determination regarding child


Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person who conducts an investigation under ORS 419B.020 (Duty of department or law enforcement agency receiving report), makes a determination that a child must be taken into protective custody under ORS 419B.150 (When protective custody authorized) or 419B.152 (Protective custody of runaway child) or makes a determination that a child should not be released to the child’s parent or other responsible person under ORS 419B.165 (Release of child taken into custody) (1)(b) must have:


At least a bachelor’s degree in:


Human services or a field related to human services; or


A field other than one described in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, if the Department of Human Services determines by rule that the coursework completed by the person is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in human services and that the person has sufficient training in providing human services; or


An associate degree with additional training or additional certification in human services or a field related to human services, as determined by the department by rule.


Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a law enforcement official as defined in ORS 147.005 (Definitions). [2011 c.431 §1; 2019 c.153 §1; 2019 c.594 §6a; 2019 c.631 §3]
Note: 419B.021 (Degree requirements for persons conducting investigation or making determination regarding child) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 419B or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
§§ 419B.500 to 419B.524

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statutes

Due process does not require the appointment of “independent counsel” to represent the child in every adoption or termination of parental rights proceeding. F. v. C., 24 Or App 601, 547 P2d 175 (1976)

When second termination of parental rights proceeding was not itself barred, proof was not limited by res judicata or collateral estoppel principles to facts or evidence which was not considered in or which came in to being after first proceeding. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Newman, 49 Or App 221, 619 P2d 901 (1980), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 419B

Notes of Decisions

Due process rights of parents are always implicated in construction and application of provisions of this chapter. Department of Human Services v. J.R.F., 351 Or 570, 273 P3d 87 (2012)

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