Child and Elder Abuse Reporting in Oregon (Audio Only)
Created on June 27, 2018
Child abuse is one of the most troubling problems plaguing our society today. A significant number of children are physically, sexually and mentally abused every year. Recognizing that attorneys are some of the most likely professionals to come into contact with victims or perpetrators of child abuse, and that attorneys hold a place of respect and trust in our society, attorneys in Oregon are mandatory child abuse reporters. The Oregon State Bar requires attorneys to complete regular training in child abuse reporting as a part of their continuing legal education requirements. Andria Seo, of Crew Janci LLP in Portland, Oregon, will lead you through the first part of this program, covering mandatory child abuse reporting laws applicable to Oregon attorneys.
The second section of this course, led by attorney Faith Morse, covers the basic reporting requirements for elder abuse for attorneys under Oregon law. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse, as well as exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. Perpetrators can include other family members and staff at nursing homes, assisted living, and other facilities. Morse will address the circumstances under which reporting is required, and exceptions to the reporting rules.
- Recognize the importance of mandatory reporting
- Define "mandatory reporting" law
- Identify "mandatory reporters" under Oregon law as well as what and how they must report
- Procedurally understand the handling of a report of suspected child abuse
- What qualifies as a contact under the reporting rules
- Definitions of "reasonable cause" and "abuse"
- Exceptions to the reporting requirement
- How to properly report elder abuse
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