Dept. of Human Services

Elder abuse legislation

New Oregon law aims to improve long-term care (KTVZ, 7/17/17)

OAAPI annual report (annual) Oregon Office of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigations

Top 10 complaints by topic and type of facility (serial) Oregon Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman

Blue-green algae advisories

Authorities issue health advisory for Lake Billy Chinook, Drews Reservoir (Oregonian, 6/30/2017)

Toxins found in Lake Billy Chinook (Bend Bulletin, 6/30/2017)

Algae blooms in Oregon (2012) Oregon Health Authority

Dog safety alert (2010) Oregon Department of Human Services, Public Health Division, Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance

Foster child rights

Gov. Kate Brown signs foster children’s rights bills into law (Statesman Journal, 5/17/17)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed two bills into law Wednesday securing new rights for foster kid (OPB, 5/17/17)

Oregon foster children’s bill of rights [PDF] (2015) Oregon Department of Human Services

Combatting domestic violence

Ugandan lawyer learns how to combat domestic violence in Oregon (Statesman Journal, 5/6/17)

Striving to meet the need : summary of services provided by sexual and domestic violence service programs in Oregon (annual) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families

Are you being hurt by someone you love? : if so, this brochure may help you find ways to increase your safety [PDF] (2013) Oregon Department of Human Services

Domestic violence intervention reports (pursuant to ORS 411.117) (biennial) Oregon Department of Human Services, Children, Adults and Families

Trichloroethylene and workers’ health

Chemical linked to Entek air pollution also linked to employees’ health problems (Oregonian, 4/29/17)

Evaluation of Neurological Dysfunction among Workers Exposed to Trichloroethylene [PDF] (2008) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutute for Occupational Safety and Health

(TCE) Trichloroethylene [PDF] (1991) Oregon Department of Human Services, Environmental Toxicology Section