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2014 Regular Session
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At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Representative Gilliam,Hoyle, Senator Bates
Regular Sponsors: Representative Fagan, Williamson, Senator Burdick, Courtney, Devlin, Edwards, Hass, Johnson, Knopp, Monnes Anderson, Monroe, Prozanski, Roblan, Rosenbaum, Steiner Hayward (Presession Filed)
Bill Title: Relating to vulnerable persons; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Requires investigations of abuse of persons 65 years of age or older by Department of Human Services to be completed within 120 days from date of report of abuse except when concurrent criminal investigation is ongoing.
Requires investigation of report of resident abuse to be completed within 120 days of date investigation was commenced. Directs department to adopt policies and guidelines to plan for development and standardization of resources and technology to create database, registry or other electronic record of reports and investigations of abuse, to standardize procedures and protocols for reports and investigations of abuse and to promote and coordinate communication and information sharing with law enforcement agencies. Directs department to [establish] augment department's existing criminal background check system with regularly updated registry of persons working or seeking to work in certain facilities providing care to vulnerable persons and as home care workers. Becomes operative January 1, 2015. Requires department to notify adult foster home if person applying for admission is on probation, parole or post-prison supervision after being convicted of sex crime. Allows adult foster home to refuse admission to person, or to transfer or discharge resident, who is on probation, parole or post-prison supervision after being convicted of sex crime. Renames Oregon Elder Abuse Work Group and expands scope of work group's responsibilities. Requires work group to report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly no later than December 31, 2014. Changes definitions of "neglect" and "sexual abuse" for purposes of reports of abuse of elderly persons and residents of long term care facilities and residential facilities. Becomes operative January 1, 2015. Declares emergency, effective on passage.
Chapter Number: Chapter 104
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
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Current Subcommittee: Joint Committee On Ways and Means SubCommittee On Human Services
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