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OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY, HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE

 

DIVISION 840

CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

331-840-0010

Standards of Practice

(1) The standards set forth in OAR chapter 331, division 840 apply to all certified clinical sex offender therapists and certified associate sex offender therapists as specified in ORS 675.365(3).

(2) Failure to comply with these standards may constitute unprofessional conduct, which is subject to discipline under ORS 676.612.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.390, 675.400, 675.410, 676.607, 676.612, 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.390, 675.400
Hist.: HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-840-0020

Ethical Principles

The Sex Offender Treatment Board adopts the 2014 Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) Professional Code of Ethics and pages 1-15 of the Ethical Principles - to the extent it does not conflict with ORS 675.360 through 675.410, 676.605 through 676.625 - and any rules adopted by the Office. Documents are available at www.atsa.com/

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.390, 675.400, 675.410, 676.607, 676.612, 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.390, 675.400
Hist.: HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-840-0040

Mandatory Reporting

(1) Authorization holders are required to report to the Office any conviction, determination or finding of which they have personal knowledge that any person certified as a clinical sex offender therapist or associate sex offender therapist has committed an act that constitutes unprofessional conduct.

(2) Reports under this section must be made in writing and include the name, address, and telephone number of the person making the report, the name and address of the person about whom the report is made and complete information about the circumstances that prompted the report.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.390, 675.400, 675.410, 676.607, 676.612, 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 163, 419B, 675.390, 675.400
Hist.: HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-840-0060

Sex Offender Records

(1) Therapists must maintain documentation for each sex offender relevant to health history, clinical examinations and treatment and financial data.

(2) Records must include:

(a) Sex offender’s name, address, telephone number and dates of service;

(b) Health history related to sex offender evaluation or treatment plan(s), including referral to other mental health-care provider or physician.

(c) Description of services — chart notes — including any complications. Chart notes must include the recorder's initials, certification number and professional title if multiple practitioners provide service to the sex offender.

(3) Therapist's name, license number, professional title or abbreviation, and signature or initials somewhere on the documentation as a means of identifying the person who is providing service to the sex offender. This information may be affixed to the record(s) in the form of a professional stamp or handwritten entry.

(4) Sex offender records and documentation must be retained for at least seven years after the therapist stops working with the sex offender.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.390, 675.4100, 675.410, 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 675.390, 675.400, 675.410
Hist: HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-840-0070

Practice Standards and Guidelines

The Board adopts the following as the practice standards and guidelines for all certified clinical sex offender therapists and certified associate sex offender therapists:

(1) Adult Male Sex Offenders: The 2014 Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), Practice Standards and Guidelines. A copy of the Practice Standards and Guidelines may be purchased at the website: http://www.atsa.com/form.html. The information is also available by contacting ATSA: 4900 S.W. Griffith Drive, Suite 274, Beaverton, Oregon U.S.A. 97005, Phone: (503) 643-1023, Fax: (503) 643-5084, E-mail: atsa@atsa.com.

(2) Juvenile Sex Offenders: Practice Standards and Guidelines, adopted by the agency and board, January, 2010. A copy may be accessed on the agency website: www.oregon.gov/OHA/HLO/SOTB. The information is also available by contacting the agency at: 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320, Salem, OR 97301-1287. Phone: (503) 378-8667, fax: (503) 585-9114, email: hlo.info@state.or.us.

(3) Sex Offenders with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities: Practice Standards and Guidelines, adopted by the agency and board, January, 2010. A copy of the Practice Standards and Guidelines may be accessed at the agency website: www.oregon.gov/OHA/HLO/SOTB. The information is also available by contacting the agency at: 700 Summer St. NE, Suite 320, Salem, OR 97301-1287. Phone: (503) 378-8667, Fax: (503) 585-9114, email: hlo.info@state.or.us.

(4) Failure to comply with OAR chapter 331, division 840 may result in disciplinary action under ORS 676.612.

(5) Certified clinical sex offender treatment therapists and certified associate sex offender treatment therapists must use treatment modalities that are based on empirical research with regard to favorable treatment outcomes and are professionally accepted in the field of sex offender treatment of adults, juveniles, and functionally disabled individuals with sexual behavior problems.

[ED. NOTE: Exhibits referenced are not included in rule text. Click here for PDF copy of exhibit(s).]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 676.606, 675.615, 675.400, 675.410 & 675.360
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.360, 676.605, 676.606, 676.615, 675.400 & 676.410
Hist.: HLA 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-10; HLA 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

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