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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE ASSESSMENT

 

DIVISION 1

REGIONAL ASSESSMENT CENTERS

417-001-0001

Notice of Rulemaking

See the current version of OAR 407-001-0000 and 407-001-0005 which apply to notices of rulemaking for rules in chapter 417.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335, 183.341, 409.050
Stats. Implemented: ORS 183.325, 183.330, 183.335, 183.341, 409.050, 409.120
Hist.: ACCAA 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 12-23-98; ACCAA 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-06

417-001-0006

Definitions

As used in OAR Chapter 417, Division 1:

(1) "Child abuse" means "abuse" as defined by ORS 419B.005(1)(A) to (F).

(2) "Child abuse medical assessment" means an assessment by or under the direction of a physician trained in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of child abuse and licensed to practice medicine in Oregon. "Child abuse medical assessment" includes the taking of a thorough medical history, a complete physical examination and an interview for the purpose of making a medical diagnosis, determining whether or not the child has been abused and identifying the appropriate treatment or referral for follow-up for the child.

(3) "Community assessment service" means a neutral, child sensitive community-based center or service provider to which a child from the community may be referred to receive a thorough child abuse medical assessment for the purpose of determining whether the child has been abused or neglected.

(4) "Complex case" means a case in which a medical practitioner determines that the practitioner needs outside assistance in order to perform or complete a child abuse medical assessment or to evaluate, diagnose or treat a victim of child abuse.

(5) "Consultation" means discussions between or among persons associated with a regional assessment center and persons associated with community assessment services regarding individual cases involving child abuse or possible child abuse, child abuse medical assessments, and related topics.

(6) "Education" means the provision of specialized information to individuals regarding the detection, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of child abuse or possible child abuse.

(7) "Referral services" means the provision of specialized services related to child abuse medical assessments or to the detection, evaluation, diagnosis or treatment of child abuse. It may include consultation or directing or redirecting a child abuse victim or possible victim to an appropriate specialist for more definitive evaluation, diagnosis or treatment.

(8) "Regional assessment center" means a center that provides services provided by a community assessment service and also provides education, training, consultation, technical assistance and referral services for community assessment services in the region.

(9) "Technical assistance" means assistance of a practical, specialized or scientific nature, including but not limited to practical advice, specialized advice, advanced laboratory testing or forensic testing.

(10) "Training" means the provision of teaching or instruction to individuals regarding:

(a) The detection, evaluation, diagnosis or treatment of child abuse or possible child abuse; or

(b) center operations, program development or other administrative issues.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 418.782 & ORS 418.792
Stats. Implemented: ORS 418.780 – ORS 418.796
Hist.: ACCAA 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 12-23-98

417-001-0011

Selection Criteria

In order to receive a grant to establish a regional assessment center under ORS 418.780 to 418.796, the grantee shall substantially meet the following criteria:

(1) Expenses eligible for reimbursement from funds under ORS 418.796 are limited to expenses incurred to provide consultation, education, referral services, training and technical assistance, as defined in OAR 471-001-0005. They may include but are not limited to personnel, equipment, rent, supplies, telephone or other communication charges. Expenses incurred in providing services as a community assessment service are not eligible for reimbursement from these funds.

(2) The regional assessment center must demonstrate that it best accomplishes the purposes of ORS 418.780 to 418.796 by stating how the establishment of the grantee's proposed regional assessment center would help, through provision of consultation, education, referral services, training and technical assistance, to assure that every child within that region who is reasonably suspected to have been a victim of child abuse receives a skilled, complete and therapeutic child abuse medical assessment.

(3) The regional assessment center must set forth:

(a) How it provides a neutral, child-sensitive community-based center to which a child from the community may be referred to receive a thorough child abuse child abuse medical assessment for the purpose of determining whether the child has been abused or neglected;

(b) How and to what extent it proposes to provide consultation, education, referral services, technical assistance and training. Include description of specific services proposed to be provided to community centers and local service providers.

(4) The regional assessment center must set forth a proposed service area and then discuss how geography, population, and proximity to major transportation routes will impact:

(a) The ability of the regional assessment center to ensure that children reasonably suspected to have been subjected to child abuse receive a skilled, complete and therapeutic child abuse medical assessment; and

(b) The ability of the regional center to provide consultation, education, referral services, technical assistance and training.

(5) The proposed regional assessment center must discuss the ability to provide services throughout their proposed service area including:

(a) The availability of trained staff and the nature and extent of the staff's training and experience, their relationship to the center, the amount of time they will be able to devote to the activities of the regional center and the manner in which they will be compensated; and

(b) The center's access to and ability to use state-of-the-art equipment to complete child abuse assessments and to provide training to other professionals including a listing of relevant equipment and a brief description of the equipment's use.

(6) The application for funds to establish a regional assessment center must include the information requested in ORS 418.790.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 418.788
Stats. Implemented: ORS 418.780 – ORS 418.796
Hist.: ACCAA 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 12-23-98

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