Polygraph Examiners Licensing Rules


Published: 2015

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY STANDARDS AND TRAINING

 

DIVISION 20
POLYGRAPH EXAMINERS LICENSING RULES

259-020-0000
Objectives
The objectives of the Board's polygraph licensing rules are: To regulate all persons who purport to be able to detect deception or to verify the truth of statements through the use of instrumentation or mechanical devices, including but not limited to lie detectors, polygraphs, and deceptographs.
(1) By establishing minimum standards for applicants for polygraph examiner's licenses.
(2) By establishing minimum qualifications for licensed polygraph examiners, including appropriate examinations to measure competency of applicants, and reexamination of the licensee should the Department deem a reexamination to be necessary.
(3) By enforcement of all provisions of the Polygraph Examiners Act.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230

Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 1-1983, f. & ef. 12-15-83; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01
259-020-0005
Definitions
(1) "Board" means the Board
on Public Safety Standards and Training.
(2) "Completed Examination"
means an examination in which charts are recorded.
(3) "Department" means the Department
of Public Safety Standards and Training.
(4) "Director" means the director
of the Department.
(5) “Internship”
means the study by a trainee of polygraph examinations and of the administration
of polygraph examinations under the personal supervision and control of a polygraph
examiner in accordance with the course of study prescribed by the Board at the commencement
of such study.
(6) "Person" means any individual,
firm, association, partnership, or corporation.
(7) “Polygraph Examiner”
means a person who purports to be able to detect deception or verify the truth of
statements through the use of instrumentation or of a mechanical device that records
visually, permanently and simultaneously the cardiovascular pattern, the respiratory
pattern and the galvanic skin response of the individual being examined.
(8) "The Act" means the Polygraph
Examiners Act (ORS 703.010 to 703.310).
(9) “Trainee” means
a person licensed under the Act to engage in an internship.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230

Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77;
PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 1-1983, f. & ef. 12-15-83; PS 3-1987,
f. & ef. 10-26-87; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98;
BPSST 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-99; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01;
DPSST 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-03; DPSST 15-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-12
259-020-0010
Minimum Standards for
a Polygraph Examiner Trainee License
(1) Any applicant for a license as a
polygraph examiner trainee must:
(a)(A) Have graduated from
a polygraph examiner's course approved by the Department; or
(B) Provide documentation
of military experience or training that the Department determines is substantially
equivalent to the education required by subsection (a)(A) above.
(b) Be at least 18 years
of age;
(c) Be a citizen of the United
States;
(d) Not have demonstrated
a course of behavior in the preceding 10 years that would indicate the applicant
is unable to perform the duties of a polygraph examiner in a manner that would serve
the interests of the public. When the Department refuses to issue a license based
upon an applicant's failure to meet this requirement, the Department must follow
the procedures set forth in OAR 259-020-0030.
(e) For the purposes of this
rule, an applicant demonstrates a course of behavior indicating they are unable
to perform the duties of a polygraph examiner in a manner that would serve the interests
of the public if the applicant:
(A) Has been convicted of
a Person Felony as defined by the Criminal Justice Commission in OAR 213-003-0001
in effect on February 4, 2014 or any crime with similar elements in any other jurisdiction;
(B) Has been convicted of
a Person Class A Misdemeanor as defined by the Criminal Justice Commission in OAR
213-003-0001 in effect on February 4, 2014 or any crime with similar elements in
any other jurisdiction;
(C) Demonstrates a lack of
respect for the laws of this state and nation by engaging in a pattern of behavior
which leads to 3 or more arrests; or
(D) Engages in conduct involving
untruthfulness.
(f) Provide any information
required by the Department relating to the circumstances of a conviction, if the
applicant has previously been convicted of a criminal offense. ORS 670.280 is applicable
when the Department considers information provided under this paragraph.
(g) Be fingerprinted and
submit one completed fingerprint card to the Department for submission to the Oregon
State Police, Identification Services Section.
(A) Appropriate fees must
accompany the applicant's fingerprints to pay the costs of the state and federal
fingerprint background checks.
(B) Currently employed corrections
officers, parole and probation officers, or police officers as defined in ORS 181.610,
whose fingerprints are on file in accordance with OAR 259-008-0010, are exempt from
this fingerprinting requirement.
(h) Submit a completed Application
for Polygraph Examiner's License (DPSST Form F-203) as prescribed by OAR 259-020-0060,
accompanied by documentation of qualifications as required by the Department.
(i) Submit appropriate fees
to the Department as prescribed by OAR 259-020-0035.
(2) The internship requirements
of any person who is licensed as a trainee under this rule include:
(a) Periodic consultation
with licensed general polygraph examiners of the trainee's own choice;
(b) A total review of 20
examinations from the first 200 examinations conducted must be reviewed by a licensed
general polygraph examiner. The following review format is mandatory:
(A) 1st series — 5
examinations reviewed of the first 20 conducted;
(B) 2nd series — 5
examinations reviewed of the next 30 conducted;
(C) 3rd series — 5
examinations reviewed of the next 50 conducted;
(D) 4th series — 5
examinations reviewed of the last 100 conducted.
(E) During each review series,
the trainee must have a general polygraph examiner complete a Polygraph Review Critique
(DPSST Form F-203a) on each set of examinations reviewed. The trainee must forward
the original critiques to the Department. One copy of the form must be retained
by the reviewer, and one copy must be retained by the trainee. These reviews must
be completed and forwarded to the Department within 30 days of the completion date
of each of the four (4) series of examinations shown above. The Department will
not renew a trainee license unless the trainee has complied with the examination
requirements in this subsection.
(F) At least two of the review
series must be completed with a general polygraph examiner during personal interviews.
However, if time and distance are a distinct problem, up to two of the review series
may be completed by mail. These review procedures cannot be interpreted as detracting
from the trainee examiner's ability or expertise, but will be considered as legitimate,
professional consultation.
(c) When participating in
this prescribed course of study, trainees may administer specific issue examinations.
If the trainee conducts a test which is to be offered as evidence in a court of
law, the trainee must seek and utilize the assistance of a general polygraph examiner
during the administration of the case and must have that general polygraph examiner
available for continued consultation, including joint court appearances, if necessary.
Each trainee should obtain legal advice concerning all questions relating to admissibility
of polygraph examination evidence.
(d) Every trainee must maintain
basic records of examinations conducted. A numerical log or ledger (beginning with
#1) must provide a brief record of the name of the person examined, date, time,
type of examination, and results, as well as other information the trainee examiner
considers pertinent. Folder or envelope "case" files containing all available test
information, including notes, questions, charts, reports, and correspondence, must
be maintained for a minimum of five years unless State Archivist rules require longer
maintenance.
(e) A person may not hold
a license as a trainee for more than two years. An extension of the two-year period
may be granted for good cause.
(A) If the applicant requests
an extension of time to hold the trainee license beyond the initial two year limitation,
the Department may grant an extension to the date of the next regularly scheduled
Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee meeting. The applicant will be scheduled
to appear at the next committee meeting. The applicant must provide his or her request
and justification for the extension, polygraph log, and the last ten polygraph reports
and charts performed by the trainee. If just cause is presented, the Polygraph Licensing
Advisory Committee may recommend an extension to the Department.
(B) The Polygraph Licensing
Advisory Committee may recommend additional requirements that must be met during
the extension period. Failure to complete any additional requirements imposed by
the Department during an extension period may be grounds to deny any additional
extension requests.
(f) Trainees must clearly
indicate their trainee status on all letterhead, business cards, advertising, signage,
and any other type of written material that describes a polygraph examination.
(3) A trainee must not conduct
more than five completed examinations, of any type, in any one calendar day.
(4) A trainee must not perform
any type of review or provide a professional opinion of any completed polygraph
examination performed by another polygraph examiner or polygraph trainee.
[ED. NOTE: Forms referenced are available
from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230
Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230
Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef.
12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-26-87;
PS 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-90; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS
10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98;
BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. &
cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-99; BPSST 10-2000, f. 11-13-00,
cert. ef. 11-15-00; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01; BPSST 14-2002, f.
& cert. ef. 7-1-02; DPSST 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-03; DPSST 23-2008(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 12-29-08 thru 5-30-09; DPSST 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-2-09;
DPSST 15-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-12; DPSST 29-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-12;
DPSST 24-2014, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-14; DPSST 35-2014, f. & cert. ef. 12-30-14
259-020-0015
Minimum Standards for a Polygraph
Examiner
(1) Any applicant for a license as a
general polygraph examiner must:
(a) Be at least 18 years
of age;
(b) Be a citizen of the United
States;
(c) Not have demonstrated
a course of behavior in the preceding 10 years that would indicate the applicant
is unable to perform the duties of a polygraph examiner in a manner that would serve
the interests of the public. When the Department refuses to issue a license based
upon an applicant's failure to meet this requirement, the Department must follow
the procedures set forth in OAR 259-020-0030;
(d) For the purposes of this
rule, an applicant demonstrates a course of behavior indicating they are unable
to perform the duties of a polygraph examiner in a manner that would serve the interests
of the public if the applicant:
(A) Has been convicted of
a Person Felony as defined by the Criminal Justice Commission in OAR 213-003-0001
in effect on February 4, 2014 or any crime with similar elements in any other jurisdiction;
(B) Has been convicted of
a Person Class A Misdemeanor as defined by the Criminal Justice Commission in OAR
213-003-0001 in effect on February 4, 2014 or any crime with similar elements in
any other jurisdiction;
(C) Demonstrates a lack of
respect for the laws of this state and nation by engaging in a pattern of behavior
which leads to 3 or more arrests; or
(D) Engages in conduct involving
untruthfulness.
(e) If previously convicted
for a criminal offense, provide information relating to the circumstances of the
conviction as required by the Department. ORS 670.280 is applicable when the Department
considers information provided under this paragraph;
(f) Be fingerprinted and
submit one (1) completed fingerprint cards to the Department for subsequent submission
to the Oregon State Police, Identification Services Section.
(A) Appropriate fees must
accompany the applicant's fingerprints to pay costs of the state and federal fingerprint
background checks. No general license will be issued until the Department has received
fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Identification Services Section.
(B) Currently employed corrections
officers, parole and probation officers, or police officers, as defined in ORS 181.610,
whose fingerprints are on file in accordance with OAR 259-008-0010, are exempt from
this fingerprinting requirement.
(g)(A) Have received a baccalaureate
degree from an accredited college or university; or
(B) Have graduated from high
school or have been awarded a General Educational Development (GED) certificate;
and have at least five years of active investigative experience before the date
of the application.
(i) Active investigative
experience is acquired through full-time employment as an investigator. An investigator
is a person whose primary assigned duty is the investigation of actual or suspected
violations of law, either criminal or civil.
(ii) Administering polygraph
examinations will satisfy the investigative experience requirement of this section.
(iii) The Department may,
upon application of an individual polygraph examiner, accept the examiner's professional
experience as being equal in professional value to the five years of active investigative
experience required by this section.
(h) Have graduated from a
polygraph examiner's course approved by the Department and have completed at least
200 examinations, or have worked as a polygraph examiner for a period of at least
five years for a governmental agency within the State of Oregon and have satisfactorily
completed at least 200 examinations.
(i) An applicant may meet
the requirements of subsection (f) and (g) of this section if the applicant provides
the Department with documentation of military training or experience that the Department
determines is substantially equivalent to the education or experience requirements.
(j) Have successfully completed
an examination conducted by the Department in consultation with the Advisory Committee
as defined in OAR 259-020-0055, to determine competency to act as a polygraph examiner.
The Department, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, will prescribe the
manner and contents of any examination conducted by the Department under provisions
of the Act.
(k) Submit a fully-completed
Application for Polygraph Examiner's License (DPSST Form F-203) as prescribed by
OAR 259-020-0060, accompanied by documentation of qualifications as required by
the Department.
(l) Submit to the Department
appropriate fees as prescribed by OAR 259-020-0035.
(2) Any person who has held
a trainee license for longer than 12 months and who has completed the 200 exams
required under OAR 259-020-0015 must take the general license examination within
12 months of completing the required exams.
(3) The Department in consultation
with the advisory committee may prescribe requirements for:
(a) The internship of an
applicant who fails to pass the first or second oral or written part of the examination
described in OAR 259-020-0015(1)(h);
(b) An applicant who resides
in a state other than Oregon. The minimum requirements for an out-of-state examiner
who does not qualify under ORS 703.130 must include:
(A) Substantial compliance
with the applicable requirements for in-state examiners;
(B) A log meeting Oregon
guidelines;
(C) Passing the Oregon licensing
examination;
(D) Submitting at least 20
of the last 100 polygraph examinations conducted to a licensed Oregon general polygraph
examiner for review. A Polygraph Review Critique (DPSST Form F-203a) must be completed
on the examinations and provided to the Department for review by the Polygraph Licensing
Advisory Committee; and
(E) Demonstrating proficiency
in the field of polygraphy by an oral interview with the Polygraph Licensing Advisory
Committee.
(c) Any individual whose
license has expired for a period of more than two years and who reapplies for licensure.
These requirements may include, but are not limited to:
(A) Documentation indicating
any necessary training requirements have been met; and
(B) Verification that the
individual has the current knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of
a polygraph examiner.
(4) The Department will immediately
suspend an applicant's trainee license if the applicant fails the third examination.
The applicant may submit a new application for a general license only after retaking
and successfully completing a polygraph examiner's course approved by the Department
and meeting any additional requirements.
(5) The Director, acting
on the written recommendation of the Polygraph Examiners Licensing Advisory Committee,
may require a licensed general polygraph examiner to appear for reexamination as
directed.
(a) In preparing its written
recommendation, the Committee must identify the good cause reasons for its recommendation.
(b) Based on the written
recommendation, the reexamination may include the written examination, the oral
examination, or both.
(c) Failure of the licensee
to comply with the directive to appear for reexamination will result in the suspension
of the license by the Department, until the licensee appears as directed.
(6) Every examiner must maintain
basic records of examinations conducted. A numerical log or ledger (beginning with
#1) will provide a brief record of the name of the person examined, date, time,
type of examination, and results, as well as other information the examiner considers
pertinent. Folder or envelope "case" files containing all available test information,
including notes, questions, charts, reports, and correspondence, must be maintained
for a minimum of five years unless any applicable Oregon State Archives Records
Retention Schedules require longer retention.
(7) An examiner must not
conduct more than five (5) completed examinations, of any type, in any one calendar
day.
[ED. NOTE: Forms referenced
are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230
Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.210
& 703.230
Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef.
12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-26-87;
PS 1-1990, f. & cert. ef. 2-7-90; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS
10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98;
BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. &
cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-99; BPSST 10-2000, f. 11-13-00,
cert. ef. 11-15-00; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01; BPSST 14-2002, f.
& cert. ef. 7-1-02; DPSST 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-03; DPSST 1-2009,
f. & cert. ef. 2-2-09; DPSST 10-2010, f. 10-15-10, cert. ef. 11-1-10; DPSST
19-2011, f. & cert. ef. 12-30-11; DPSST 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-24-12
thru 8-15-12; DPSST 15-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-28-12; DPSST 29-2012, f. &
cert. ef. 12-26-12; DPSST 35-2014, f. & cert. ef. 12-30-14
259-020-0020
Special Licenses
(1) The Department may license a person who is not a resident of this state as a polygraph examiner in accordance with the Act. However, any person receiving such a license must include an irrevocable written consent with the application for a license or renewal permitting the Director to act as an agent for the service of all legal process in this state. In any action in a court of competent jurisdiction in this state, service of process may be made upon a polygraph examiner who does not reside in this state by mailing two copies of the process to the Director. The Director must retain one copy of the process in the records and immediately send, by certified or registered mail, the other copy to the polygraph examiner at the most current address as indicated by the records of the Department.
(2) The Department may grant a license as a polygraph examiner in this State to a person who is licensed as a polygraph examiner by another state or territory of the United States, without examination, upon application by such person in the manner prescribed by the Department and upon payment to the Department of a fee of $50, payable to the Department, if the Department finds that such person:
(a) Is at least 18 years of age;
(b) Is a citizen of the United States;
(c) Has been fingerprinted and has submitted one (1) completed fingerprint card to the Department for subsequent submission to the Oregon State Police, Identification Services Section. Appropriate fees must accompany the applicant's fingerprints to pay costs of the state and federal fingerprint background checks. No General License shall be issued until the Department has received fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Identification Services Section;
(d) Was licensed pursuant to the requirements of such other state or territory that, at the date of the issuance of such license by such other state or territory, were substantially equivalent to the requirements of the Act for licensing and regulation of polygraph examiners in this state;
(e) Is licensed by another state or territory that grants reciprocity to polygraph examiners licensed in this state; and
(f) If a nonresident of this state has complied with the requirements of section (1) of this rule.
(3) The Director, acting on the written recommendation of the Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee, may require a licensed general polygraph examiner, licensed under this section, to appear for reexamination as directed. Failure of the licensee to comply with the directive to appear for reexamination shall result in the suspension of the polygraph license by the Department.
(4) The Department may, upon application of an individual polygraph examiner, accept the examiner's professional experience as being equal in professional value to the five years of active investigative experience required by ORS 703.090(1)(e) and OAR 259-020-0015(1)(f).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230

Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-26-87; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01; DPSST 1-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-2-09
259-020-0025
Expiration and Renewal of Licenses
(1) Each polygraph examiner's license issued by the Department will be issued for a period of one year. The Department may renew the license of a polygraph examiner, unless such license has been suspended or revoked, upon compliance by the person with such conditions as the Department may prescribe.
(2) A person whose polygraph examiner's license has expired may obtain a renewal license without examination within two years after the date of the expiration of such license by;
(a) Submitting an application for renewal:
(b) Payment of the required fee; and
(c) Documentation that the required total number of training hours for the period of time of the expiration of the license has been met, as mandated in OAR 259-020-0025(4).
(3) In addition to the renewal requirements of section (2), a person whose polygraph examiner’s license has expired for a period of more than two years may obtain a renewal license by:
(a) Verifying that the individual has the current knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of a polygraph examiner or polygraph examiner trainee; and
(b) Meeting any additional requirements recommended by the Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee and approved by the Department. Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to:
(A) Attending additional training;
(B) Submitting examinations to other licensed general polygraph examiners for review; and
(c) Successfully completing a written polygraph examination test.
(4) Every two (2) years from the date of issue, all persons licensed under the Act must successfully complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of Department approved training specifically related to the field of polygraphy. Department approved training in this field includes but is not limited to seminars sponsored by regional and national polygraph associations.
(a) All persons licensed under this Act must document satisfactory completion of this training to the Department. Documentation must include but is not limited to a certificate or letter of completion.
(b) Failure to comply with this section will result in the Department's refusal to reissue a license. This requirement becomes effective 01-01-97.
(c) A license may be reissued upon written application and receipt by the Department of evidence that the conditions which caused the denial have been corrected to the satisfaction of the Department.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230

Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 3-1987, f. & ef. 10-26-87; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-99; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01; BPSST 14-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-02; DPSST 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-09
259-020-0030
Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Licenses
(1) It is the responsibility
of the Department to set and uphold the standards to ensure the highest level of
professionalism and discipline. These standards will be upheld at all times unless
the Department determines that neither the safety of the public or respect of the
profession is compromised.
Definitions
(2) For the
purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:
(a) “Denial”
or “Deny” means the Department’s refusal to issue a general polygraph
examiner or polygraph examiner trainee license to an applicant who fails to meet
the minimum standards for licensure as identified in OAR 259-020-0010 and 259-020-0015.
(b) “Revocation”
or “Revoke” means action taken by the Department to rescind the licensure
of a polygraph examiner or trainee for behavior identified in section (3) of this
rule.
(c) “Surrender”
means the voluntary relinquishment of a general polygraph examiner or polygraph
examiner trainee licensure to the Department.
(d) “Suspension”
or “Suspend” means action taken by the Department temporarily depriving
the license of a polygraph examiner trainee.
(e) “Withdraw”
means action taken by the applicant, polygraph examiner or trainee to remove an
application from consideration.
(3) The Department
may deny or revoke the license of any applicant, general polygraph examiner or trainee
after written notice and hearing, upon finding that the applicant, general polygraph
examiner or trainee:
(a) Fails
to appear for re-examination as directed by the Director, on the recommendation
of the Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee;
(b) Engages
in any of the behaviors described in ORS 703.210.
(c) For the
purposes of ORS 703.210(6), the following are indicators that an applicant, general
polygraph examiner or trainee demonstrates the inability or incompetency to carry
out the duties of a polygraph examiner:
(A) Misconduct.
Misconduct includes conduct that violates the law, practices or standards generally
followed in the polygraph profession;
(B) Criminal
convictions;
(C) Conduct
that is prejudicial to the administration of justice;
(D) Use of
test questions relating to sexual, religious, or political matters, unless such
matters relate to the issue under investigation;
(E) Deliberately
using unclear, misleading, circuitous, or ambiguous language in describing or explaining
the relevant issue of the examination, including, but not limited to, the results
of the examination;
(F) Failing
to maintain any or all written records of all polygraph examinations conducted,
along with polygraph charts or polygrams in a manner consistent with State Archivist
rules pertaining to reports of investigations conducted by Oregon State Police;
or
(G) Failing
to meet the minimum standards for a polygraph examiner or trainee as described in
OAR 259-020-0010 and 259-020-0015.
(4) The Department
will suspend the license of any trainee who fails to pass the oral or written portion
of the examination required by OAR 259-020-0015 after three attempts. The applicant
may not reapply for internship until after retaking and successfully completing
a polygraph examiner's course approved by the Department.
Procedure
for Denial or Revocation of Licensure
(5) Denial
and Revocation Procedure.
(a)(A) Citizen
Request: When the Department receives information that a polygraph examiner or trainee
may not meet established standards for Oregon polygraph examiners or trainees, the
Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee will review the request and supporting, factual
information to determine if the request for denial or revocation meets statutory
and administrative rule requirements.
(B) Department
Initiated Review: Upon receipt of factual information from any source, the Department
may request that a polygraph examiner’s or trainee’s license be denied,
suspended or revoked.
(b) The Polygraph
Licensing Advisory Committee will review and investigate any complaints and allegations,
including the basis for the complaint and all supporting, factual information, and
make a recommendation to the Director on all allegations against the polygraph examiner
or trainee.
(c) The Director
will review the complaint and the Committee recommendation to determine whether
to proceed with denial, suspension or revocation.
(d) If the
issues of a citizen complaint do not meet the statutory and administrative rule
requirements, the Department will notify the citizen.
(e) If the
complaint and the Committee recommendation meets statutory and administrative rule
requirements, but are not supported by adequate factual information, the Department
may request further information from the complaining citizen or Polygraph Licensing
Advisory Committee.
(f) The Department
may choose to conduct its own investigation of the matter separate from, or in conjunction
with, that of the Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee.
(g) Initiation
of Proceedings: Upon determination that the reason for denial or revocation is supported
by factual data meeting the statutory and administrative rule requirements, the
Department will prepare a Contested Case Notice.
(h) All contested
case notices will be prepared in accordance with the applicable provisions of the
Attorney General’s Model Rules of Procedure adopted under OAR 259-005-0015.
The Department will have a copy of the notice served on the person whose license
is being affected.
(i) Response
time:
(A) A party
who has been served with a Contested Case Notice of Intent to Deny Licensure has
60 calendar days from the date of mailing or personal service of the notice in which
to file with the Department a written request for hearing or a written notice withdrawing
their application for consideration.
(B) A party
who has been served with a Contested Case Notice of Intent to Revoke Licensure has
20 calendar days from the date of mailing or personal service of the notice in which
to file with the Department a written request for hearing or written notice surrendering
their license.
(C) A party
who has been served with a Contested Case Notice of Intent to Suspend Licensure
has 10 calendar days from the date of mailing or personal service of the notice
in which to file with the Department a written request for hearing or written notice
surrendering their license.
(j) Default
Order: If a timely request for a hearing is not received, the Contested Case Notice
will become a final order denying, revoking or suspending licensure pursuant to
OAR 137-003-0672.
(k) Stipulated
Order Revoking Licensure: The Department may enter a stipulated order revoking the
licensure of a general polygraph examiner or trainee upon the person’s voluntary
agreement to terminate an administrative proceeding to revoke a license under the
terms and conditions outlines in the stipulated order.
(l) Upon
receipt of written notification of the suspension or revocation of a license by
the Department, a polygraph examiner or trainee must immediately surrender the license
to the Director.
Appeals,
Ineligibility Periods and Reconsideration
(6) Appeal
Procedure. General polygraph examiners or trainees aggrieved by the findings and
Order of the Department may file an appeal with the Court of Appeals from the Final
Order of the Department, as provided in ORS 183.480.
(7) The Department
may restore a suspended licensure to the prior holder upon written application and
receipt by the Department of evidence that the conditions which caused the suspension
have been corrected to the satisfaction of the Department.
(8) In denial
or revocation cases, the Department and the Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee
will take into consideration any aggravating or mitigating factors surrounding the
incident.
(9) Notwithstanding
subsection (10), any general polygraph examiner or trainee whose licensure is denied
or revoked will be ineligible to hold any polygraph examiner licensure for a period
of ten years from the date of the final order issued by the Department.
(10) Reconsideration
Process. Any individual whose licensure has been denied or revoked for grounds other
than a failure to meet the minimum standards for polygraph examiner or trainee as
described in OAR 259-020-0010 and 259-020-0015 may apply for reconsideration after
a minimum three-year ineligibility period from the date of the final order.
(a) All applicants
for reconsideration are required to submit an application in accordance with OAR
259-020-0060. The applicant may provide any mitigating information for the consideration
of the Department, Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee, and Director.
(b) In reconsidering
the application of an applicant whose licensure was previously denied or revoked,
the Department and the Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee may consider any mitigating
and aggravating circumstances.
(c) If a
polygraph examiner or trainee whose licensure has been denied or revoked has satisfied
the minimum three-year ineligibility period and the Director, in collaboration with
the Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee, denies an application for reconsideration,
the individual will remain ineligible to apply for licensure. The original ineligibility
date remains in effect as described in subsection (8) of this rule and the Department
will not consider any further requests for reconsideration.
(d) The Director’s
decision to deny an application for reconsideration will be subject to the contested
case procedure described under subsection (5) of this rule.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
703.230

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 703.230

Hist.: PS
12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 3-1987, f. &
ef. 10-26-87; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. &
cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST
3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-99; BPSST
9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01; BPSST 14-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-1-02; DPSST
7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-23-11; DPSST 29-2012, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-12
259-020-0035
License Fees
The following fees shall be charged by the Department in carrying out provisions of the Act:
(1) The fee of $50 for the issuance of each original license as a general polygraph examiner.
(2) The fee of $50 for the annual renewal of a license as a general polygraph examiner.
(3) The fee of $50 for examination by the Department to determine the competency of an applicant as a polygraph examiner.
(4) The fee of $35 for the issuance of a trainee license.
(5) The fee of $35 for the annual extension or renewal of a trainee license.
(6) The fee of $5 for issuance by the Department of a duplicate polygraph examiner or trainee license upon satisfactory proof that the original license has been lost or stolen.
(7) All fees, moneys, or other revenues received or collected by the Department under the Act shall be deposited in the Police Standards and Training Account.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 181 & ORS 703

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181 & ORS 703

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98
259-020-0040
License Display and Registry
(1) A polygraph examiner shall display prominently the license at the place of business or employment, and a trainee shall display prominently the license at the place of internship.
(2) A polygraph examiner and trainees shall notify the Director in writing of any change in the principal place of business within 30 days after the date of such change. Upon discovery by the Director of failure by a licensee to comply with this section, the Director shall suspend immediately such license.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 181 & 703

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181 & 703

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01; DPSST 18-2008, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-08
259-020-0045
Polygraph Instruments
(1) All instruments or mechanical devices that are used to test or question individuals for the purpose of detecting deception or of verifying the truth of statements made by the individuals at least shall record visually, permanently, and simultaneously the cardio-vascular pattern, the respiratory pattern, and the galvanic skin response of each such individual. The patterns of other physiological changes of any such individual also may be recorded.
(2) No person may use any instrument or mechanical device to test or question individuals for the purpose of detecting deception or verifying the truth of statements made by the individuals that does not comply with the minimum requirements therefor under section (1) of this rule. The Department, in consultation with the Board, may, in the name of the State of Oregon, initiate and maintain appropriate judicial proceeding, in the manner provided by law for such proceedings, to enjoin the use of any instrumentation or mechanical device that does not comply with the minimum requirements specified in section (1) of this rule.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 181 & ORS 703

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181 & ORS 703

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98
259-020-0050
Penalties
Violation of any provision of the Act or of any rule adopted thereunder is a Class A Misdemeanor.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 181 & ORS 703

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181 & ORS 703

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98
259-020-0055
Polygraph Licensing Advisory Committee
(1) The Department may appoint a polygraph
licensing advisory committee whose function is to assist and advise the Department
concerning the administration of the Act. The advisory committee's duties may include,
but are not limited to, providing advice and assistance to the Department regarding
content and procedures for required examinations, evaluation, and selection of polygraph
examiners courses to be approved by the Department; evaluation of applications received
for polygraph examiners licenses; examination and approval of instruments; investigation
of complaints which could lead to license denial, suspension, or revocation; and
general enforcement of all provisions of the Act.
(2) The advisory committee
will consist of a minimum of five members to be appointed by the Director, each
appointment to be subject to ratification by the Board at its next regular meeting.
Members of the committee will be initially appointed for a two-year term, with additional
two-year term reappointments.
(3) The advisory committee
will select one of its members to serve as chairperson, and one to serve as vice-chairperson.
(4) The advisory committee
will hold regular meetings a minimum of three times per year; approximately once
every four months. The advisory committee will also coordinate the scheduling of
special meetings with the Director and submit written reports as requested by the
Director.
(5) Membership of the advisory
committee will consist of at least four persons qualified as general examiners;
two currently employed law enforcement members and two members from the private
sector. Additional members of the committee may be selected on the basis of special
qualifications to be determined by the Director, subject to the provisions of section
(2) of this rule.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230
Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230
Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef.
12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95;
PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98;
BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. &
cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01; DPSST 25-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 10-1-14
259-020-0060
Applications
(1) Applications for polygraph examiner trainee licenses and general polygraph examiners licenses shall be submitted on an Application for Polygraph Examiners License (DPSST Form F-203).
(2) Applications for polygraph examiners licenses shall be accompanied by copies of certificates and such other documents as may be specified and required by the Board.
(3) Applications for polygraph licenses shall be accompanied by a check or money order payable to Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in the amount specified in OAR 259-020-0035.
(4) Original polygraph review critiques (DPSST Form F-203a) shall be submitted to the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, according to the requirements outlined in OAR 259-020-0010(2).
[ED. NOTE: Forms referenced in this rule are available from the agency.]
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230

Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 1-1983, f. & ef. 12-15-83; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98; BPSST 9-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-01
259-020-0065
Licenses
Polygraph examiners trainee licenses and general polygraph examiners licenses will be issued on forms approved by the Department. Each license will:
(1) Clearly designate the type of license awarded;
(2) Display the licensee's name;
(3) List the expiration date for the licensee; and
(4) Bear the signature of the Director.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 703.230

Stats. Implemented: ORS 703.230

Hist.: PS 12, f. & ef. 12-19-77; PS 1-1979, f. 10-1-79, ef. 10-3-79; PS 2-1995, f. & cert. ef. 9-27-95; PS 10-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-5-97; BPSST 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98; BPSST 2-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-6-98 thru 6-30-98; BPSST 3-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-30-98

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