Or. Admin. R. 851-070-0060 - Approval of Independent Third-Party Evaluators
(1) To be approved by the Board as an independent third-party evaluator, an evaluator must:
(a) Be licensed as required by the jurisdiction in which the evaluator works;
(b) Have a minimum of a Master's Degree in a mental health discipline;
(c) Provide evidence of additional education and experience as shown by one of the following:
(A) Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional qualification;
(B) Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) II or III; an evaluation done by a CADC 1 may be accepted if:
(i) Signed off by a CADC II or III; or
(ii) Per the Board evaluation process be qualified to perform the appropriate level of evaluation;
(C) Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by either ASAM or American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
(d) Provide evidence of assessments at the licensure level of the licensee being evaluated.
(e) The Board will not accept an evaluator as independent in a particular case if, in the Board's judgment, the evaluator's judgment is likely to be influenced by a personal or professional relationship with a licensee.
(f) If the evaluation does not contain return to work criteria, qualified Board staff or another third party evaluator will review the evaluation to determine the return to work criteria.
(2) Evaluation of cognitive or physical impairment may be established by a Licensed Independent Practitioner who has met their Licensing Board's requirement for practice in the area of physical and cognitive assessment.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.200
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.200
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