Ensure that a designated medical professional conducts a medical assessment within 48 hours, or sooner if dictated by the child’s medical needs.
Notwithstanding ORS 419B.150 (When protective custody authorized), the person described in paragraph (a) of this subsection may take the child into protective custody, without a court order, only for the period of time necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of this subsection.
The requirement of subsection (2) of this section shall apply:
Each time suspicious physical injury is observed by Department of Human Services or law enforcement personnel:
During the investigation of a new allegation of abuse; or
If the child is evaluated by a health care provider as defined in ORS 127.505 (Definitions for ORS 127) other than a designated medical professional, the health care provider shall make photographs, clinical notes, diagnostic and testing results and any other relevant materials available to the designated medical professional for consultation within 72 hours following evaluation of the child.
Nothing in this section prevents a person conducting a child abuse investigation from seeking immediate medical treatment from a hospital emergency room or other medical provider for a child who is physically injured or otherwise in need of immediate medical care.
If the child described in subsection (2) of this section is less than five years of age, the designated medical professional may, within 14 days, refer the child for a screening for early intervention services or early childhood special education, as those terms are defined in ORS 343.035 (Definitions for chapter). The referral may not indicate the child is subject to a child abuse investigation unless written consent is obtained from the child’s parent authorizing such disclosure. If the child is already receiving those services, or is enrolled in the Head Start program, a person involved in the delivery of those services to the child shall be invited to participate in the county child abuse multidisciplinary team’s review of the case and shall be provided with paid time to do so by the person’s employer.