2011 ORS § 431.520¹
Disposal of local health records

Public records, as defined in ORS 192.005 (Definitions for ORS 192.005 to 192.170), of district and county departments of health and community mental health clinics may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of in accordance with rules prescribed by the State Archivist. However, no records shall be required to be maintained for more than seven years from the date of the last entry for purposes of preserving evidence for any action, suit or proceeding. [1969 c.446 §2; 1973 c.829 §32]