Mental Health

ORS 430.755
Retaliation prohibited

  • liability for retaliation


A facility, community program or person shall not retaliate against any person who reports in good faith suspected abuse or against the allegedly abused adult with respect to any report.


Any facility, community program or person that retaliates against any person because of a report of suspected abuse shall be liable in a private action to that person for actual damages and, in addition, a penalty up to $1,000, notwithstanding any other remedy provided by law.


(a) Any adverse action is evidence of retaliation if taken within 90 days of a report.


For purposes of this subsection, “adverse action” means any action taken by a facility, community program or person involved in a report against the person making the report or against the adult with respect to whom the report was made because of the report, and includes but is not limited to:


Discharge or transfer from the facility, except for clinical reasons;


Discharge from or termination of employment;


Demotion or reduction in remuneration for services; or


Restriction or prohibition of access to the facility or its residents. [1991 c.744 §8; 2003 c.443 §5]
Note: See note under 430.735 (Definitions for ORS 430.735 to 430.765).


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Jun. 26, 2021