Oregon Statutes - Chapter 431 - State and Local Administration and Enforcement of Health Laws - Section 431.827 - Female genital mutilation prevention and education activities.

The Department of Human Services shall establish and implement appropriate education, prevention and outreach activities in communities that traditionally practice female circumcision, excision or infibulation for the purpose of informing:

(1) Those communities of the health risks and emotional trauma inflicted by the practices;

(2) Those communities and the medical community as to the existence and ramifications of ORS 163.207; and

(3) Those communities that the practices constitute physical injuries to a child for purposes of ORS 419B.005. [1999 c.737 §2]

Note: 431.827 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 431 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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