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    • Address constitutional issues and matters of statewide concern
    • Are signed by the Attorney General
    • Are listed in the subject index with a four-digit number, i.e. “OP 8246”
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    • Are listed in the subject index with a year and dash, i.e. “OP 1997-1”

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OP 8294

Oregon Department of Human Services

September 11, 2018

This opinion addresses mandatory child abuse reporting in the context of sexual activity between minors.

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OP 8293

Oregon Health Authority

August 21, 2018

This opinion addresses whether the Oregon Health Authority can disclose in bulk the addresses of medical marijuana grow sites to law enforcement.

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OP-2018-1

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists

February 15, 2018

The right of a noncustodial parent to inspect a child’s records from a licensed professional counselor or a marriage and family therapist.

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OP-2017-2

Physical Therapist Licensing Board

May 19, 2017

This opinion responds to a question about the scope of practice of its licensees. Is the practice of “dry needling” within the scope of practice of a physical therapist licensed in Oregon?

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OP-2017-1

Corporation and Estate Section, Oregon Department of Revenue

April 14, 2017

This opinion responds to a question relating to the use of corporate minimum tax revenues. Is the corporate minimum tax imposed under ORS 317.090 a “tax levied on, with respect to, or measured by” the sale of motor vehicle fuel for purposes of Article IX, section 3a, of the Oregon Constitution as to receipts by corporations that sell motor vehicle fuel?; This opinion responds to a question relating to the use of corporate minimum tax revenues. Is the corporate minimum tax imposed under ORS 317.090 a “tax levied on, with respect to, or measured by” the sale of motor vehicle fuel for purposes of Article IX, section 3a, of the Oregon Constitution as to receipts by corporations that sell motor vehicle fuel?

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