Clergy as Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse and Neglect - Oregon

Date: May 2023

The Requirement for Clergy to Report 

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 419B.005; 419B.010

Public or private officials that are mandated to report include members of the clergy.

Any public or private official having reasonable cause to believe that any child with whom the official comes in contact has suffered abuse, or that any person with whom the official comes in contact has abused a child, shall immediately report or cause a report to be made.

Privileged Communications

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 419B.010 

Nothing shall affect the duty to report imposed by the reporting laws, except that a psychiatrist, psychologist, member of clergy, or attorney shall not be required to report such information communicated by a person if such communication is privileged under §§ 40.225 to 40.295.