Once certified by the Department to be a
CAM user, a CME must ensure that all serious incidents related to an individual
enrolled in developmental disabilities services are recorded using the CAM
(a) All reports of abuse and serious
incidents must be entered into CAM regardless of the date of the
(b) A serious incident
must be entered into CAM within seven calendar days of the CME becoming aware
that a serious incident has occurred.
(c) A complaint of abuse may only be entered
into CAM by an abuse investigator.
(d) Every serious incident entered into CAM
must be closed in CAM no more than 30 calendar days from the date the incident
was entered into CAM.
must form an incident management team to review serious incidents for evidence
of trends. The CME must submit findings to the Department quarterly on a format
determined by the Department.
(A) The incident
management team at a CDDP must include at a minimum three people, including an
abuse investigator and a management level staff member.
(B) The incident management team at a
Brokerage must include at a minimum three people, including a personal agent
and a management level staff member.
When a CME is notified that an individual
has had serious illness, serious injury, or has died, the CME must assure that
notification is made to all of the following (as applicable) within one
business day of becoming aware of the serious illness, serious injury, or
(a) All paid provider agencies and
common law employers.
individual's legal representative, designated representative, family, and other
significant person identified by the individual to be contacted under these
A Brokerage, in
the event of the death of an individual, must immediately, but not later than
one business day, notify all of the following:
(A) The Department.
(B) An abuse investigator at the local
an abuse investigator does not make an attempted initial contact following a
complaint of abuse, an abuse investigator may require an attempted initial
contact be completed by an individual's CME. When a CME is instructed by an
abuse investigator to attempt an initial contact, the CME must assure that an
initial contact with an alleged victim is made within the end of the next
business day of receiving a complaint of abuse. The initial contact must be
completed consistent with OAR 407-045-0295
to assess adult protective service
needs and determine if the adult is in danger or in need of immediate
(4) If an
abuse investigator does not inform an individual's legal representative of a
complaint of abuse, an abuse investigator may require a CME to notify the
individual's legal representative within one business day of the complaint of
Or. Admin. R.
45-2019, adopt filed 10/29/2019, effective
13-2021, amend filed 03/31/2021, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS