2019 Oregon Revised Statutes
Volume : 03 - Landlord-Tenant, Domestic Relations, Probate
Chapter 125 - Protective Proceedings
Section 125.693 - High-risk teams; appointment; membership; duties.

Universal Citation: OR Rev Stat § 125.693 (2019)

(1) As used in this section and ORS 125.694, "highly vulnerable adult" means a person with a disability who is:

(a) At least 18 years of age;

(b) At imminent risk of serious harm; and

(c) Unable to independently protect the person from the harm due to the effects of the person’s disability.

(2) The Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator appointed under ORS 125.678 may establish county or regional high-risk teams that may consist of, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) The Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator.

(b) The Department of Human Services or a designee of the Department of Human Services.

(c) The Oregon Health Authority or a designee of the Oregon Health Authority.

(d) Representatives of:

(A) Local hospitals.

(B) Local crisis response teams.

(C) Homeless services programs.

(D) Veterans’ services programs.

(E) Organizations designated by the Department of Human Services as area agencies on aging.

(F) Any other agency or nonprofit organization that provides services to highly vulnerable adults.

(3) The Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator may establish a statewide high-risk team that may consist of, but not be limited to, representatives of the following:

(a) The Department of Human Services, including developmental disabilities programs and adult abuse prevention programs within the department.

(b) The Oregon Health Authority.

(c) The Oregon State Hospital.

(d) The Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

(e) Any other statewide agency or program that has direct contact with highly vulnerable adults or that provides services addressing serious safety concerns of highly vulnerable adults.

(4) The Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator may delegate the responsibility to develop a high-risk team under this section to a designee or administrator who is or will be a member of the high-risk team pursuant to a written agreement.

(5) A high-risk team shall discuss situations where highly vulnerable adults are at risk of harm, or are currently experiencing harm, and identify the available options for addressing the safety risk, focusing on the least restrictive alternatives.

(6) Each high-risk team shall develop a written protocol establishing the purpose of the team, potential membership within each community and confidentiality procedures consistent with ORS 125.694. [2019 c.96 §1]

Note: 125.693 and 125.694 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 125 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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