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State Laws on Background Checks - Oregon


ORS §329A.257 and ORS §329A.250

A person operating a “school-age recorded program” may not operate the program without performing criminal background checks for volunteers and becoming recorded with the Department of Human Services. To obtain a recording, the person must apply to the office by submitting a completed record application form. The record will authorize operation of the “school-age recorded program” only on the premises described in the record and only by the person named in the record. The statute defines “school-age recorded program” as a program for school-age children that is not operated by a school district, is not required to be certified or registered and in which “youth development activities” are provided to children during hours that school is not in session and does not take the place of parent’s care (See §329A.250 for definitions). “Youth development activities” means care, supervision or guidance that is intended for enrichment, including but not limited to teaching skills or proficiency in physical, social, or educational activities such as social activities, sports and recreational activities. The term “criminal background check” is not further defined in the act.

The Oregon statute can be viewed online at:


Online Central Background Registry Application: