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2013 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to abuse of vulnerable persons; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Adds members of Legislative Assembly, attorneys, dentists, optometrists and chiropractors to list of public or private officials required to report abuse of person 65 years of age or older, operative January 1, 2015.
Directs Oregon State Bar to require that attorneys complete one hour of training every three years] adopt rules establishing minimum training requirements for attorneys regarding duty to report elder and child abuse, operative January 1, 2015. Adds members to re-created Oregon Elder Abuse Work Group. Revises purpose of work group to study and make recommendations regarding definition of abuse of vulnerable persons. Requires work group to report to Legislative Assembly by February 1, 2014. Clarifies that prosecution that results in or from report of abuse may be commenced within six years of commission of certain felonies where victim was 65 years of age or older at time crime was committed.] Extends sunset of certain provisions regarding disclosure of protected health information by health care providers and financial records with respect to abuse victims who are subject of investigations to June 30, 2015. Provides that reasonable period of time for financial institution to disclose financial records shall be no more than 10 days from date of receipt or service of subpoena. Requires financial records disclosed by financial institution to be accompanied by self-authenticating affidavit or declaration of custodian of records. Authorizes district attorney to delegate responsibility for development of county multidisciplinary team to investigate abuse of adults to designee or administrator who is or will be member of team. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 352
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Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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