[Libs-Or] Mandatory Reporting Sample Policy Available
diedre08 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 11:04:12 PST 2013
I think Buzzy has this right. They decided to expand the legislation and
decided not to list every type this time. There is even some indication
that the law will be further expanded in the future. So more people will
be mandatory reporters, not fewer people. I know that the legislator who
brought the bill to the Legislature in the first place would like to do
So, whether we like it or not, library staff are included in this
On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM, Buzzy Nielsen
<buzzy at hoodriverlibrary.org>wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> I can't speak to the legislative intent of the law, but I can say that our
> legal counsel pretty clearly felt that the law applied to library staff as
> written, even if it didn't specifically call us out. Special Districts
> Association of Oregon, an umbrella group that supports the district
> libraries in the state, believes the same. Library staff also fall within
> the purview of "public official" with other state regulations, such as the
> government ethics and transparency regulations.
> Buzzy Nielsen
> Library Director
> Hood River County Library District
> 502 State St
> Hood River, OR 97031
> On 01/17/2013 10:53 AM, dan cawley wrote:
>> Having read both HB 4016 and DHS doc.4016 several times, one question
>> immediately springs to mind.
>> Within the definitions of "public or private official," over twenty
>> occupations are listed (firefighter, optometrist, member of the clergy,
>> Neither document contains language using the word library, librarians,
>> library assistant, page, clerk.
>> In a field so closely connected to children's services, can anyone
>> explain why the draftees failed to include the word library?
>> This glaring omission is perplexing.
>> Dan Cawley
>> Seaside Public Library
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