2013 ORS § 181.612¹
Authority of Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to require fingerprints

(1) For the purpose of requesting a state or nationwide criminal records check under ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check), the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training may require the fingerprints of a person who:

(a) Is employed or applying for employment by the department;

(b) Provides services or seeks to provide services to the department as a contractor, vendor or volunteer; or

(c) Is applying for a license or certificate, or for reissuance of a license or certificate, that is issued by the department or is under investigation by the department.

(2) ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check) (11) and (12) does not apply to the department when the department makes denial or revocation decisions regarding persons described in subsection (1)(c) of this section or ORS 181.880 (Licenses and certificates) or 703.090 (General polygraph examiner license qualifications).

(3) The department and an employee of the department acting within the course and scope of employment are immune from any civil liability that might otherwise be incurred or imposed for making denial or revocation decisions regarding persons described in subsection (1)(c) of this section or ORS 181.880 (Licenses and certificates) or 703.090 (General polygraph examiner license qualifications). The department, an employee of the department acting within the course and scope of employment and an employer or employers agent who in good faith comply with the requirements of ORS 181.662 (Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of application or certification of person or accreditation of program), 181.875 (Qualifications for private security professional) or 703.090 (General polygraph examiner license qualifications), any rules adopted by the department and the decision of the department or employee of the department acting within the course and scope of employment are not liable for employment-related decisions based on decisions made under ORS 181.662 (Grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of application or certification of person or accreditation of program), 181.875 (Qualifications for private security professional) or 703.090 (General polygraph examiner license qualifications). The department or an employee of the department acting within the course and scope of employment is not liable for defamation or invasion of privacy in connection with the lawful dissemination of information lawfully obtained under ORS 181.534 (Criminal records check). [2005 c.730 §6]

Note: 181.612 (Authority of Department of Public Safety Standards and Training to require fingerprints) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 181 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.