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    Danae Hammitt   

Professional standards for authorized vocational assistance providers and certified individuals

Injured workers have the right to be treated in an ethical manner by those providing vocational services to them. These rights include being fully informed of services available to them under the vocational assistance and reemployment rules; being fully informed of the purpose and results of testing and evaluations, except as limited by ORS 192.525, and being recommended only for suitable employment.

Authorized vocational assistance providers and certified individuals will comply with the generally accepted standards for the vocational rehabilitation profession. They will not violate any applicable state or federal civil rights law; engage in, or tolerate, sexual harassment of a worker, enter into a relationship with the worker to promote personal gain or for the gain of a person or organization in which they have an interest. Neither will the provider or certified individual commit fraud, misrepresent, or make a serious error or omission, in connection with an application for authorization or certification; in their reports or return to work plans, or vocational assistance activities or responsibilities as a vocational assistance provider.

A full description of the professional standards and restrictions for vocational assistance providers, including collusion, submitting false or misleading information and failure to comply with an order by the director is described under OAR 436-120-0840.

If you have questions about this webpage, please contact Danae Hammitt, 503-947-7018.