2013 ORS § 339.873¹
Recommendations on medication to affect or alter thought processes, mood or behavior prohibited
  • exceptions

(1) A preschool through grade 12 public school administrator, teacher, counselor or nurse may not recommend to a parent or legal guardian of a student that the student seek a prescription for a medication that is prescribed with the intent of affecting or altering the thought processes, mood or behavior of the student.

(2) Preschool through grade 12 public school teachers and other school personnel may not require a child to obtain a prescription for a substance covered by the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq., as a condition of attending school, receiving an evaluation to determine eligibility for early childhood special education or special education under ORS chapter 343 or receiving early childhood special education or special education services.

(3) Nothing in this section:

(a) Prohibits a preschool through grade 12 public school teacher or other school personnel from consulting or sharing classroom-based observations with a parent or legal guardian of a student concerning the students academic and functional performance, behavior at school or need for evaluation for special education or related services; or

(b) Relieves a school district of the duty to identify, locate and evaluate students with disabilities. [2003 c.485 §1; 2005 c.662 §13]