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HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE

 

DIVISION 810

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

331-810-0010

Clinical Sex Offender Therapist Certification

(1) Only a clinical sex offender therapist certified under ORS 675.375 may use the title “certified clinical sex offender therapist.”

(2) A certification is valid for one year and becomes inactive on the last day of the month one year from the date of issuance.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.410 & 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.360 & 675.410
Hist.: HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-810-0020

Application Requirements for Clinical Sex Offender Therapist Certification

An individual applying for certification as a clinical sex offender therapist must:

(1) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the Office.

(2) Submit proof of having at least a master’s degree in a Board-approved behavioral science field. For a current list of Board-approved degrees, go to oregon.gov/OHA/HLO/SOTB.

(3) Submit proof of having a valid Oregon mental health professional license. A mental health professional means the individual is licensed to practice without supervision as a psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, psychologist, psychological associate, licensed professional counselor, licensed clinical social worker, or licensed marriage and family therapist who provides sex offender treatment of adults, juveniles or the functionally disabled.

(4) Submit proof of having at least 2,000 hours of direct clinical contact with sex offenders not less than three years and not more than six years ago. The hours include:

(a) 1,000 hours of direct treatment services; and

(b) 500 hours of evaluations; and

(c) 500 hours of treatment-plan related activity, including report writing, clinical consultations, case management, charting, peer review and consultations, meeting with attorneys, parole officers, families, victims and other members of the sex offender’s social network.

(5) Submit proof of having at least 60 hours of formal training specific to sex offender evaluation, assessment and direct treatment provision. The training must have been obtained in the three years prior to the application date.

(6) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the Office, which must contain the information listed in OAR 331-030-0000 and be accompanied by payment of the required application and license fees.

(7) Submit fingerprint-based national criminal background check pursuant to OAR 331-030-0004.

(8) Pay fees pursuant to OAR 331-800-0020.

(9) Pass a fingerprint-based nationwide criminal records check pursuant to OAR 331-030-0004.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675.400 & 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375 & 675.400
Hist.: HLA 1-2008(Temp), f. 3-14-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-1-08; HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; HLA 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-10; HLA 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-810-0025

Associate Sex Offender Therapist Certification

(1) Only an associate sex offender therapist certified under ORS 675.375 may use the title “certified associate sex offender therapist.”

(2) An associate sex offender therapist certification is valid for one year and becomes inactive on the last day of the month one year from the date of issuance.

(3) An associate sex offender therapist must be under the direct supervision of a certified clinical sex offender therapist.

(4) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the Office, which must contain the information listed in OAR 331-030-0000 and be accompanied by payment of the required application and license fees.

(5) Pass a fingerprint-based nationwide criminal records check pursuant to OAR 331-030-0004.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.410 & 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.360 & 675.410
Hist.: HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-810-0031

Application Requirements for Associate Sex Offender Therapist Certification

In individual applying for certification as an associate sex offender therapist must:

(1) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the Office.

(2) Submit proof of having at least a bachelor’s degree in the Board-approved behavioral sciences. For a list of Board-approved degrees, go to oregon.gov/OHA/HLO/SOTB.

(3) Submit proof of having at least 1,000 hours of direct clinical contact with sex offenders.

(4) Be under the direct supervision of a certified clinical sex offender therapist.

(5) Submit proof of having at least 30 hours of formal training specific to sex offender evaluation, assessment and direct treatment provision. The training must have been obtained in the three years prior to the application date.

(6) Pay fees pursuant to OAR 331-800-0020.

(7) Pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check pursuant to OAR 331-030-0004.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.400
Hist.: HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-810-0040

Reciprocity

An individual applying through reciprocity must submit:

(1) Submit a completed application form prescribed by the Office.

(2) An affidavit of licensure, pursuant to 331-030-0040, demonstrating proof of holding a current certification as a clinical sex offender therapist or associate sex offender therapist in another state, and has no current or pending disciplinary action against the certification. The certification requirements must be substantially equivalent to Oregon certification requirements pursuant to ORS 675.380.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675.380, 675.400 & 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.380 & 675.400
Hist.: HLA 1-2008(Temp), f. 3-14-08, cert. ef. 3-15-08 thru 9-1-08; HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; HLA 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-10; HLA 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-810-0055

Supervision — Clinical Sex Offender Therapists

A certified clinical sex offender therapist who is supervising a certified associate sex offender therapist must:

(1) Enter into a formal contract prescribed by the Office with a certified associate sex offender therapist that specifies:

(a) The duties of a certified associate sex offender therapist;

(b) The scope and focus of the supervision; and

(c) Frequency and durations of meetings between the supervisor and the certified associate sex offender therapist to review the certified associate sex offender therapist’s professional performance.

(2) Document dates and content of supervision meetings and make the information available to the Office if requested.

(3) Provide ongoing oversight to the certified associate sex offender therapist as defined in 331-800-0010 (7).

(4) Sign reports and correspondence prepared by the certified associate sex offender therapist.

(5) Supervise no more than four full-time or the equivalent certified associate sex offender therapists.

(6) Ensure that the certified associate sex offender therapist has sufficient training, education, background, preparation and supervision in order to evaluate and treat sex offenders.

(7) Notify the Office in writing within 10 business days of ending the supervision contract.

(8) Maintain supervision records for a minimum of 5 years after the last day of supervision. Upon request, you must make the records available to the Office.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675,400, 675,410, 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410
Hist.: HLA 2-2008, f. 5-27-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08; HLA 1-2014(Temp), f. 1-16-14, cert. ef. 1-17-14 thru 7-16-14; HLA 3-2014, f. 5-29-14, cert. ef. 6-1-14; HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

331-810-0060

Supervision — Associate Sex Offender Therapists

A certified associate sex offender therapist must:

(1) Enter into a formal contract prescribed by the Office with a certified clinical sex offender therapist that specifies:

(a) The duties of a certified associate sex offender therapist;

(b) The scope and focus of the supervision; and

(c) Frequency and durations of meetings between the supervisor and the certified associate sex offender therapist to review the certified associate sex offender therapist’s professional performance.

(2) Notify the Office in writing within 10 business days of ending the supervision contract.

(3) Identify themselves as a certified associate sex offender therapist on all materials relating to the provision of sex offender treatment or the offering or advertising of sex offender treatment. This disclosure includes, but is not limited to: letterhead, business cards, telephone directory listings, internet postings, brochures, insurance billing and any other public or private materials. These representations must include the individual's title as a “certified associate sex offender therapist” and the supervisor's name and designation “supervisor.”

(4) Document dates and content of supervision meetings. Upon request, you must make the records available to the Office.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 675.375, 675,400, 675,410, 676.615
Stat. Implemented: ORS 675.375, 675.400, 675.410
Hist.: HLA 8-2014, f. 12-5-14, cert. ef. 1-1-15

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