2007 ORS § 182.500¹
Mandatory report to Governor by person performing ombudsman services
  • cooperation with ombudsman

(1) If an agency or officer of the executive department, as defined by ORS 174.112 ("Executive department" defined), designates a person to perform ombudsman services, the person shall report to the Governor in writing at least once each quarter. A report shall include a summary of the services that the person provided during the quarter and the person’s recommendations for improving ombudsman services and the services for which the person provides assistance.

(2) All public bodies, as defined by ORS 174.109 ("Public body" defined), shall cooperate with an ombudsman established or specifically authorized by law, or designated by the Governor, and shall promptly provide all information requested by the ombudsman that is relevant to the duties of the ombudsman. Any person that contracts with a public body, as defined by ORS 174.109 ("Public body" defined), shall cooperate with an ombudsman established or authorized by law or designated by the Governor to the extent the ombudsman is investigating matters related to the contract, and shall promptly provide all information requested by the ombudsman that is related to the contract and relevant to the duties of the ombudsman. An agency or officer of the executive department, as defined by ORS 174.112 ("Executive department" defined), shall consult with the Attorney General if there is any legal dispute relating to:

(a) Whether confidential or other restricted information may be provided under this subsection to an ombudsman; or

(b) Whether the ombudsman is seeking information that is relevant to the duties of the ombudsman. [2003 c.591 §17; 2007 c.893 §1]

Note: 182.500 (Mandatory report to Governor by person performing ombudsman services) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 182 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.