(1) The Director of Human Services may enter at any reasonable time upon any private or public property, with the permission of the owner or custodian, to determine whether there is compliance with ORS 453.605 to 453.800 and rules lawfully issued pursuant thereto. When such permission is not obtained or given, if the director has grounds to believe that a violation of ORS 453.605 to 453.800 or rules lawfully issued pursuant thereto exists, the director may apply to the proper judicial officer for a warrant to enter upon the property for purposes of inspection, search or seizure consonant with the scope of ORS 453.605 to 453.800; except that in a case where the director has grounds to believe that a violation of ORS 453.605 to 453.800 or rules pursuant thereto exists which presents a clear and present danger to the health, safety or security of the state or its citizens, the director may make such entry of property as is reasonable to abate the danger involved and for that purpose.
(2) Upon application to the proper judicial officer for a warrant to enter property under this section, the judicial officer shall forthwith summarily determine whether or not grounds to issue such warrant exists, and if the judicial officer finds such exists, the judicial officer shall immediately issue a warrant authorizing entry by the director upon the described property for the purposes of ORS 453.605 to 453.800. The director shall not be liable for injury or damage resulting from the action taken or authorized in good faith and without malice under the apparent authority of this section, even though such action is later judicially determined to be unlawful. [1961 c.664 §8; 1973 c.90 §3]Section: Previous 453.640 453.645 453.650 453.655 453.665 453.670 453.675 453.685 453.695 453.705 453.715 453.725 453.735 453.745 453.750 Next
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