Service Name I/DD and Mental Health Investigations
Who is a mandatory reporter? You are a mandatory reporter 24/7 if you are a(an): Physician, psychiatrist, naturopathic physician, osteopathic physician, chiropractor, podiatric physician, physician assistant, or surgeon including any intern or resident
Licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, nurse’s aide, home health aide, or employee of an in-home health service
Employee of DHS or Oregon Health Authority (OHA), county health department, community mental health program, developmental disabilities program or an Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
Employee of a nursing facility or an individual who contracts to provide services to a nursing facility
Member of the clergy
Psychologist, regulated social worker, licensed professional counselor or licensed marriage and family therapist
Physical therapist, speech therapist, occupational therapist, audiologist or speech language pathologist
Information and referral or outreach worker
Senior center employee
Firefighter or emergency medical services provider
Adult foster home licensee or an employee of the licensee
Member of the Oregon Legislature or their staff
Dentist or optometrist
Personal support worker; or
Abuse Types Physical abuse Physical abuse is any physical injury to an adult caused by other than accidental means that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment.
Neglect Neglect is the failure of an individual who is responsible to make a reasonable effort to protect an adult from abuse or to provide the care, supervision, or services necessary to maintain the physical health and emotional well-being of an adult that creates a risk of serious harm or results in physical harm, significant emotional harm or unreasonable discomfort, or serious loss of personal dignity.
Abandonment Abandonment is desertion or willfully leaving an adult alone by a caregiver that would place the adult in serious risk of harm. It is a specific form of neglect.
Financial exploitation Wrongfully taking, by means including but not limited to deceit, trickery, subterfuge, coercion, harassment, duress, fraud, or undue influence, the assets, funds, property, or medications belonging to or intended for the use of an adult
Alarming an adult by conveying a threat to wrongfully take or appropriate money or property of the adult if the adult would reasonably believe that the threat conveyed would be carried out
Misappropriating or misusing any money from any account held jointly or singly by an adult
Failing to use income or assets of an adult for the benefit, support, and maintenance of the adult.
Sexual abuse Sexual contact with a non-consenting adult or with an adult considered incapable of consenting to a sexual act. Failure to object does not mean an expression of consent.
Sexual harassment or sexual exploitation of an adult, exposing an adult to, or making an adult the subject of sexually explicit material or language.
Any sexual contact between an employee or volunteer of a facility or a caregiver and an adult served by the facility or caregiver, unless a pre-existing relationship existed. Sexual abuse does not include consensual sexual contact between an adult and a caregiver who is the spouse or domestic partner of the adult.
Involuntary seclusion Confinement, isolation or restriction of an adult to his or her room or a specific area; or placing restrictions on an adult's ability to associate, interact, or communicate with other individuals.
Wrongful restraint A wrongful use of a physical or chemical restraint includes situations where:
A licensed health professional has not conducted a thorough assessment prior to implementing a licensed physician's prescription for restraint;
Less restrictive alternatives have not been evaluated prior to the use of the restraint; or
The restraint is used for convenience or discipline
Where does adult abuse occur? A person’s own home or a family or friend’s home
A nursing facility
A residential care facility
An assisted living facility
An adult foster home
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If you think someone is in danger of being hurt, call 911 immediately
To report child abuse call
To report abuse of an adult experiencing an Intellectual or Developmental Disability call 541-962-8889
To report abuse of adults with mental illness call
To report abuse of elderly person or an adult with physical disabilities call
In order to receive government funding, the Center for Human Development, Inc. (CHD) is required by state and county policies to charge for services it provides to the public. However no one will be denied clinical services because of an inability to pay. CHD does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, family status, age or disability. For further information on this policy contact Human Relations, 541-962-8811 or TTY 1-800-735-2900 or 711.
The Center for Human Development, Inc. is a Tobacco-Free Zone. Oregon law prohibits the use of all tobacco products in CHD buildings and on CHD property. OAR 515.051.0065