Oregon Statutes - Chapter 419B - Juvenile Code: Dependency - Section 419B.502 - Termination upon finding of extreme conduct.

The rights of the parent or parents may be terminated as provided in ORS 419B.500 if the court finds that the parent or parents are unfit by reason of a single or recurrent incident of extreme conduct toward any child. In such case, no efforts need to be made by available social agencies to help the parent adjust the conduct in order to make it possible for the child or ward to safely return home within a reasonable amount of time. In determining extreme conduct, the court shall consider the following:

(1) Rape, sodomy or sex abuse of any child by the parent.

(2) Intentional starvation or torture of any child by the parent.

(3) Abuse or neglect by the parent of any child resulting in death or serious physical injury.

(4) Conduct by the parent to aid or abet another person who, by abuse or neglect, caused the death of any child.

(5) Conduct by the parent to attempt, solicit or conspire, as described in ORS 161.405, 161.435 or 161.450 or under comparable laws of any jurisdiction, to cause the death of any child.

(6) Previous involuntary terminations of the parentís rights to another child if the conditions giving rise to the previous action have not been ameliorated.

(7) Conduct by the parent that knowingly exposes any child of the parent to the storage or production of methamphetamines from precursors. In determining whether extreme conduct exists under this subsection, the court shall consider the extent of the child or wardís exposure and the potential harm to the physical health of the child or ward. [1993 c.33 §139; 1995 c.767 §1; 1997 c.873 §5; 1999 c.859 §16; 2001 c.575 §1; 2001 c.686 §23; 2003 c.396 §84]

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